Brisbane’s entry for the award for the world’s dumbest criminal
This burglar may just be one of the dumbest criminals in the world after a bumbling raid on a Brisbane computer store.
The shop owner and detectives have since been laughing at CCTV footage of the video.
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It was all quiet at the Chermside store until the thief crashed through the roof while attempting a Mission Impossible-style raid.
Queensland Police found it so funny that they decided to add theme music from the Hollywood blockbuster to security video that shows the clumsy criminal come crashing down.
In reality, an alarm was sounding as the panicked man jumped off the table - with the rope still clinging to his foot.
What hurt even more was that the burglar had to waste valuable time retrieving his dangling shoe.
His attempt to steal laptops was thwarted by the fact that they are all connected to store infrastructure by wires.
Then, even more bad news - the front and back doors are barred.
He was forced to climb back through the roof, leaving empty handed.
Just in case he hadn’t sured up his case as dumbest criminal ever, the man left a sock behind to assist police even further.
“I would describe him definitely as unprofessional and bumbling,” said Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Adam Bennett.
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