Idiotic thief with bulging eyes falls from ladder on CCTV

Oldham: Thief falls off ladder while trying to steal

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This is the moment an idiotic thief injured himself while stealing CCTV cameras. Business owner David Jones said the culprit left “quite a bit of blood” for police to analyse after he tried to grab the cameras from his MOT garage on Suthers Street in Featherstall, Greater Manchester. “I’ve never seen anything like this before in my whole life, the only enjoyment I got was that while the cameras were rolling I managed to watch him fall off the ladder a few times,” said Mr Jones.

Despite his blunders, the thief did manage to swipe five CCTV cameras with the total value estimated at £3,000, Manchester Evening News reports.

Mr Jones said he checked the cameras on the morning of November 28 to see if a customer had dropped their vehicle off yet but said he was unable to access the external camera.

He said: “I managed to get on to a different one and when I looked back I saw that someone had been up to no good.

“Once I was down here I managed to look back at the footage until he ripped them off the wall. On the final camera he’s fallen off and hurt himself and there was quite a bit of blood on the floor so the police have been and taken some samples.”

Mr Jones added that he has had to refit cameras and paid for cages to be put up around them.

“One of the cameras was an ANPR which is quite expensive. I’ve also got them rigged up to my alarm so if one does get disconnected the alarm system will activate. It’s cost me £3,000,” he added.

He added that people were “astonished” by the theft due to the height of the cameras.

Mr Jones added: “I even asked the guys who came to refit the cameras and even they were astonished that this had happened.

“They are quite high up he’s had to get ladders to pinch them.

“I was quite amazed how many cars were driving past and seen him with ladders and not done anything. He wasn’t shy about it.

“You can see on one of the pictures his eyes were bulging.

“When they did come to fit the cameras he said the ones they pinched were no longer any good because he’s cut the wire on the side of the camera so it was a bit of a pointless exercise.”

Greater Manchester Police have been approached for comment.

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