Burglar turns and flees after being scared off by restaurant’s night cleaners during break-in 

Clean getaway! Moment bungling burglar turns and flees after being scared off by restaurant’s night cleaners during break-in Burglar crams himself under shutters of restaurant Spice Village in west London But he is forced to back out after being spotted by night-time cleaners Owners say they were ‘lucky’ after several neighbours suffered burglaries By William Cole … Read more

Mexican burglar gets stuck in railings trying to flee a crime scene

I’m a criminal, get me out of here! Bungling ‘burglar’ gets his head stuck in railings for two-and-a-half hours while trying to flee The thief was attempting to burgle a house in Morelia, Mexico on Monday  Police waited more than two-and-a-half hours before rescuing the burglar  The criminal was handcuffed after he was rescued from … Read more

Not so fast! Burglar raids shop and flees on MOBILITY scooter… which has a top speed of just 8mph 

Not so fast! Burglar raids shop and flees on MOBILITY scooter… which has a top speed of just 8mph The burglar, who is still at large, took vehicle from Modern Mobility in Leicester  CCTV shows him breaking in before getting into the £10,000 Cabin Car scooter Manager Nick Partridge said scooter was ‘the most expensive item … Read more

Burglar found asleep in pub after he broke in, helped himself to drink and caused extensive damage 

Just one more for the ROGUE! Burglar is found asleep inside pub after he broke in and helped himself to drinks before causing thousands of pounds worth of damage Marius Petrikas, 30, caused extensive damage costing more than £21,000 after helping himself to a drink at City Tavern, in Newcastle city centre, last summer   Petrikas … Read more

JENNI MURRAY: The day I forced my burglar to do the washing- up 

So often we women are accused of being nosy curtain twitchers who know everybody in the neighbourhood and all their business. But now Scotland Yard has come to our defence. According to the Met Police’s only e-fit officer, Tony Barnes, women are far better than men at catching crooks because we pay so much more … Read more

Burglar ransacked on-duty paramedic’s home and stole her Christmas presents

Burglar ransacked on-duty paramedic’s home and stole her Christmas presents before buying bottle of Dom Perignon champagne The thug broke into the paramedic’s home in Islington at 3pm on December 18 He stole £3,000 worth of goods including a Whyte Portobello bike and cash He was then captured on CCTV using a stolen bank card to buy … Read more

Former burglar ditched his life of crime and now works as a consultant at a smart security firm

A former burglar who ditched his life of crime has joined a smart home security firm as a consultant to offer advice on how best to protect their customers’ homes. Luke Harris, 32, from Warminster, Wiltshire, previously funded his lifestyle by looting from unsecure homes over a 12-year period and narrowly avoided jail time. However, … Read more

Police hunt ‘building site burglar’ who bears uncanny resemblance to X Factor judge 

You look like a young Louis Walsh! Police hunt ‘building site burglar’ who bears uncanny resemblance to X Factor judge Kent Police released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a theft They posted the images with an appeal for information on their Twitter page Social media users reacted with jokes … Read more

Moment bungling burglar knocks over ladder and gets trapped in garden with shovel-wielding homeowner

Moment bungling burglar knocks over ladder and gets trapped in garden with shovel-wielding homeowner Thieves targeted house in the Rafael Castillo suburb in Buenos Aires, Argentina CCTV footage showed thief kicking over ladder as he tried to climb back out The sleeping homeowner then appeared with a shovel and beat the thief up By Amelia … Read more

Moment burglar gets his just desserts as police find him asleep… next to a half-eaten cheesecake 

Caught napping! Moment dozy burglar is caught asleep on the job… next to a half-eaten cheesecake Mark Cooper, 41, was caught napping while trying to rob the 808 Bar & Kitchen on St Thomas’ Street in Sunderland. He was arrested on Saturday morning  Video shows the bewildered thief’s rude awakening  by police officers Cooper admitted … Read more