Watch: Brazen burglar waves at CCTV camera as he finishes robbing house

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

This is the brazen moment a burglar turned and WAVED at a CCTV camera as he robbed a house with a fellow thief.

The crooks crept through a pair of French doors at the back of a property in Arlington Road, West Bromwich, West Mids., at 3.20am on October 26.

The pair spent several minutes ransacking the house before stealing electrical goods and leaving through the back door.

The burglar stops to wave at the camera after breaking into a house (SWNS)
Two burglars spent several minutes ransacking the house before stealing electrical goods and leaving through the back door (SWNS)

The first burglar rushed out of the house but his partner cheekily turned towards the security camera above the back door and waved.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: ‘We’re on the hunt for this burglar, who was seen waving at a CCTV camera as he and another thief left a house following a break-in.

‘One of the two men carefully closed the door behind him, before giving a wave to the camera.’

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“The French doors at the rear of the house were forced and electrical goods were stolen from Arlington Road, West Bromwich, at around 3.20am on October 26.”

Anyone with information is urged to get in contact via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting 20SW/250567T/18 or call 101 at any time.