Episode 3 Caught Red Handed


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Episode 3

Dom Littlewood shows how technology is being used to catch crooks. The owner of a hairdressing salon races to his shop hoping to catch thieves in the act.


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Thieves will steal our cash, our cars, our valuables,

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just about anything they can get their hands on -

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but now the police are using cutting-edge technology

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to catch the bad guys.

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We want to make sure we've got a concrete case.

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Enough evidence to convict at court.

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Local councils, shops and businesses

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are fighting crime with their own tricks and traps...

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It's just unbelievable that she thinks she can get away with this.

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..and the public are using secret cameras...

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..to make sure the crooks get their comeuppance.

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Fair means or foul, I was going to get rid of him.

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I thought, we've got her!

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And I was so happy. Thank God!

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So, anyone who's up to no good had better think twice.

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They might just get caught red-handed.

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Today, since Nigel started a hairdressing salon 42 years ago,

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he's been broken into 32 times...

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It's a horrible feeling.

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Your heart sinks to the floor.

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..but when burglars set off his alarm yet again,

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this time, Nigel races to the shop,

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determined to catch the thieves before they escape.

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The blood's rushing because anything could happen.

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I mean, you could get jumped on, couldn't you?

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Also today, mother of two Trudy thinks her house is safe and secure,

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but it isn't.

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There's an intruder climbing into her bathroom,

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and he's been spotted by an eagle-eyed neighbour.

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This guy, he's gone through the window,

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so now I'm panicking to get down there.

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Trudy's about to get home with the burglar still upstairs...

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..and comedy troupe Deb, Sue and Jacky, also known as the Fizzogs,

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are one of the star attractions on their local radio station -

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but then one night...

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..a thief sneaks in and steals their equipment.

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It was a complete shock when I got in

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and where these mixing desks should have been,

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there was just a table with two holes.

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Unlike lightning, sometimes burglars do strike twice -

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and there's one business that's been struck so many times by thieves,

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it's become a regular event.

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Hi, Emma, what a long time!

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I'm going to do something magnificent with your hair today.

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Nigel Womack runs a hairdressing salon in the middle of Blackburn.

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Madam, your hair grows downwards, you know -

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we could do with a bit of upwards.

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He comes from a long line of hairdressers.

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My grandma was the first lady's hairdresser

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to own a salon in Blackburn. It's in the blood.

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Going to look good in a storm, and you do!

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In fact, you look like you've been in a storm.

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-Where have you been today?

-Stop it!

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But before deciding to follow in the family tradition,

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when he was a teenager, Nigel wanted to be a detective.

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I used to watch Starsky and Hutch in them days

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and I wanted to throw myself over a red sports car

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and catch the baddies -

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and then I picked up a pair of scissors and it happened,

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and that creativity with the scissors...

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I was the master.

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Nigel opened his first salon in 1974, just before his 21st birthday.

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He moved to this prime location in Blackburn town centre

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ten years later.

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That's when everything really took off.

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It was like a vortex!

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Nearly 100 staff have worked for Nigel

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in the 42 years he's been going.

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I was just shocked by the way he is,

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cos he lives life to the full, doesn't he?

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He told me one time that he's learning how to not breathe

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when he speaks

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so that he can actually get more words into a sentence.

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Nigel and his staff can cope with anything,

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from split ends to frizzy fringes,

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but there's one problem they can't get their heads around -

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the salon keeps being burgled.

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Probably 32 break-ins in 42 years, easily.

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Burglars! I mean, in a hairdressing shop.

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It's a horrible feeling.

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And it's about to happen again.

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When two more burglars raid his salon,

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Nigel decides he will become a detective after all.

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It's just after 1am and Nigel is woken by a hair-raising phone call

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from the security company that monitors his salon overnight.

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The phone ringing in the early hours of the morning,

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I always think it's a break-in.

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Your heart sinks to the floor.

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The security company calls the police,

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but Nigel decides to drive to the salon himself.

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In the past, burglars have smashed their way in through the glass door

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or one of the large shop windows.

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I'm praying that it's my door window

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and not the other two expensive windows. Please, be a door!

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Nigel arrives before the police -

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and it is the front door that's been smashed.

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I can see it's shattering and the hole,

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and it's big enough for somebody to get in.

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I mean, they could still be there.

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The blood's rushing because anything can happen.

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I mean, you could get jumped on, couldn't you?

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With little regard for his own safety,

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Nigel turns detective and goes inside to investigate.

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I'm looking around for the guy.

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Maybe they're in the toilets.

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Maybe they're hiding upstairs.

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And you can see the brick that they've used - big, massive brick.

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Nigel picks up the brick for protection

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and continues to comb the salon for evidence.

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Go in the toilets, they could be hiding in there.

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Go in the back room.

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Behind the counter!

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Well, thank goodness, there was nobody there,

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and then I'm inspecting what they've done.

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He discovers the petty cash drawer from the till is missing.

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Some bottles of expensive caviar shampoo have also been taken

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and there's been over £1,000 worth of damage to the salon.

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Apart from all the devastation, cleaning up,

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and having your window boarded up and causing all that for a...

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I mean, you'd have given them the shampoo, wouldn't you?

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The police arrive and check the security camera recording.

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The CCTV coverage is brilliant.

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You could spot faces in the dark.

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At 1:10am, two men arrive at the front of the salon.

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They look like they've had more than a few drinks.

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You see how they're moving, wobbly on their feet, staggering.

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Pulling his pants up.

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One of them dislodges a brick from a wall.

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He goes to check the street to see if anyone is coming

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while his accomplice gets ready to use the brick to break in.

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This guy picking this brick up doesn't look capable, does he?

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But he is capable of using it to strike Nigel's door with force,

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again and again.

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The other man then kicks the door with all his might.

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How vicious is that?

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When they're physically punching that window in,

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they're kicking me in the stomach. I feel that sick.

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I'm so pleased that I didn't find them there.

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One man climbs through the hole

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and start grabbing the bottles of expensive shampoo

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while the other man keeps a lookout,

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shouting directions from outside.

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Then the lookout gets impatient.

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Maybe he's a little more sober,

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so he goes through the hole himself

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and runs around the counter to the till.

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He snatches the notes and the tray of loose change.

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Both men then run away.

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Watching the recording has been upsetting for Nigel,

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but the police have some good news.

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We know that guy, straightaway, we know that guy, straightaway -

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and they take a copy of it and then go out and these guys,

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they recognise them, and all they have to do is go and pick some up.

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Nigel is delighted, and sets about clearing up his salon

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so his customers aren't disappointed when they turn up

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for their appointments the next day.

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People need their hair doing.

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Nobody's going to stop me.

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They open for business as usual, but Nigel doesn't hear from the police

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and starts to worry they might never catch the burglars.

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The day after the break-in

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it was horrible to see Nigel upset as he was.

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This is his baby, so, I think,

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for anyone to try and destroy what he's built,

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it's going to hurt.

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But two days later...

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Hello, Nigel's?

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..Nigel's colour and condition is restored

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when he gets a call from the police.

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"We've caught them."

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Oh, yes!

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You're suddenly dragged from the pits.

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How did you catch them?

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Did you catch them red-handed

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washing their hair with my caviar shampoo?

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"No," he says.

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"They were easily identifiable

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"because they were wearing the same clothes."

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And I'm dancing around the shop,

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telling everybody, "Yes, but they caught them!"

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And it's really good. I love it.

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It wasn't quite Starsky and Hutch, but thanks to his cameras,

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Nigel has helped to catch not one but two bad guys.

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You're actually feeling like, yeah,

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I've made the streets a bit safer for somebody else, not just me,

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like you've cleansed Blackburn.

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In court, one man was sent to prison for four and a half months

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for this offence,

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and the other was given a four-week suspended sentence.

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Nigel no longer leaves petty cash in the till overnight,

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and he has set about reinforcing his salon's defences...

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We're going to get some shutters, so I'll never get broken into again.

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..and Nigel isn't going to let his brush with crime

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trim his growing ambition

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to become the oldest hairdresser in the known universe.

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I might have done 42 years, but I want to do another 42, really.

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Can you imagine cutting somebody's hair at 99 years old?

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It might be a shaky fringe, but I'd like to do it.

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Look at that. Perfect.

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This well-dressed young man in a suit

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looks like a businessman on his way into the office -

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but, actually, he's got all suited and booted

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to commit armed robbery.

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Finishing off his outfit with a balaclava,

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he storms into a post office,

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brings out a gun covered in a plastic bag and demands money...

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..but everyone thinks it's some kind of joke,

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so he points the gun straight at the unimpressed postmaster,

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who bravely sends him a special delivery...

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..a swipe to the face.

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This doesn't suit the would-be robber.

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He runs straight out of the shop and escapes...

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..but not for long. Before he put on his balaclava,

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this not-so-smart criminal

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allowed his face to be caught on the shop's CCTV.

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Police track down the dapper man-about-town

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and he gets a dressing down in the courts.

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Convicted of attempted robbery

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and possession of an imitation firearm,

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for the next four years,

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he'll be swapping his natty suit for a prison uniform.

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This burglar has no idea there are so many eyes watching him.

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He's caught on this camera...

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..and this camera...

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..and this camera,

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and a neighbour spotted him, too - so, surely he can't escape.

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Plymouth, Devon.

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Paul and his wife Trudy live on a housing estate in the city's suburbs

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with their daughters Libby and Charlie and Buddy the family dog.

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One of the reasons they opted to buy a house in the area

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was because they thought it was safe and crime-free.

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It's a quiet neighbourhood.

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Paul grew up just around the corner, so we knew it.

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Nothing ever happens here.

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We decided it was a lovely, calm place and quiet for the kids

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to be brought up.

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Another resident on the estate is former bricklayer Mike.

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He lives behind Paul and Trudy's back garden with his wife Esme.

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Mike helped build the estate.

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This land came up just as I was working opposite,

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so that was handy for me.

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I came across and put my name down for this block.

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Mike's seen a lot of houses change hands

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since he first came here in the 1980s.

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Most of the neighbours around here now are strangers.

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Everyone kind of keeps themselves to themselves,

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but look out for everybody at the same time.

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Trudy's husband Paul works in the security trade,

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so he's made sure the family home is well equipped with CCTV cameras.

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I spent over 20 years of my life installing security systems.

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I now have my own business,

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and we decided to put some more state-of-the-art cameras in

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and use it almost as kind of demo site.

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Sometimes you think,

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nothing ever happens here, so why do I need these cameras?

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But one day, something does happen,

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and Paul and Trudy's security cameras come to the fore.

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It's a midweek morning in autumn.

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Paul's gone to work and is over an hour away,

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and the girls are both at school.

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I went to take the dog for a walk,

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as I would do normally every morning.

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Trudy's neighbour Mike and his wife Esme are at home.

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We were going out in the afternoon so I went up, had a quick shower.

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In every way a normal morning.

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Well, not exactly...

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..because there's a burglar on the prowl.

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Paul's cameras pick him up walking along the pavement.

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He takes a close look at their house.

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He appears to move on, but he comes back.

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The man's noticed the drive leading to the back of the property,

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but he hasn't spotted the security cameras.

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The intruder reappears in the back garden

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and looks into Paul and Trudy's kitchen window...

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..and then the dining room doors.

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Trudy is still out walking her dog, so no-one is home.

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The man then notices a set of ladders propped up

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by the side of the building...

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..and looks up and spots a small upstairs window is slightly ajar...

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..but he's been seen -

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and not just by the electronic eyes of the cameras.

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After finishing his shower,

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Mike looks out of his bedroom window

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and notices the suspicious-looking man with the ladder.

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I shouted down to the missus, is the window cleaner due today?

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Cos there's a guy going up a ladder down below.

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She said, "The window cleaner doesn't use a ladder.

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"He's got a pole with a brush."

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Mike opens a window and shouts across to the man

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as he starts climbing the ladder.

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This guy turned his head around and looked at me,

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I'm stood there with no clothes on, looking out the window.

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It was just surreal.

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The man can't have realised that Mike is looking at him,

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because he carries on up the ladder, opens the window

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and gets ready to squeeze himself through the small gap.

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It didn't look big enough for anybody to get through -

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but he went in through the window,

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so now I'm panicking to get down there.

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As Mike races to get his clothes on, Trudy has just got home.

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She has no idea there's an intruder inside.

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Walked back with the dog, come in, let him off his lead.

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Meanwhile, good neighbour Mike has thrown on some clothes

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and rushed round to Trudy's house.

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He stops and looks up...

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Something caught my eye, the top bedroom window, a guy looking at me.

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..but Mike isn't put off.

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With Esme watching, he goes to the front door.

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Trudy is just the other side.

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I hear a knock at the door and there's a gentleman stood there

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who basically said, "Hello, my love,

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"I've just seen someone climb in through your bathroom window."

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And I think my words were, "Pardon? You what?"

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She just looked at me, not believing - well, nobody would.

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If a stranger came to your door and told you that someone had broken in

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and they were upstairs, you'd think, "Who is this guy?"

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I think I actually said, "What do I do?"

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And he was like, "Well, I'd call the police if I were you."

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So I said, "Hang on, let me just ring my husband."

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It occurs to Trudy

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that her husband might have organised for work to be done

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on the guttering without telling her, so she gives him a ring.

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When she asked that and obviously I knew the answer was no,

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my heart did miss a few beats.

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I then actually looked through my porch-way window, which is glass,

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and saw ladders, so at that point I'm thinking, "Oh, my God,

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"there is somebody in the house."

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Then, when she hung up, I don't know what's going on now

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but I can check the cameras to at least see what's going on.

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Paul connects to the cameras at home via his phone

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and receives live pictures while Trudy calls the police.

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On the phone you get even more scared when they're telling you

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things like, "If someone comes running past you,

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"don't approach them -

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"they could have a needle, they could have a weapon."

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Officers arrive within minutes.

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They rush in and search the house,

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but they can't find the intruder anywhere.

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I'm saying silly things like, "You have checked under the beds,

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"haven't you? And you've checked in the cupboards?"

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And they're like, "Yeah,

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"we've checked everywhere that we would check."

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Trudy phones Paul again.

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As well as watching his cameras' live pictures,

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he can look back on what they recorded.

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I then started to watch the playback video footage

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from when he first arrived to see if he'd left.

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And this is what Paul sees.

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Perhaps rattled by Trudy and Mike turning up,

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the burglar decides to make a hasty exit through a bedroom window.

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He then goes round the side,

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over the wall and escapes through a neighbour's garden.

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It was instant relief

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because, A, I realised Trudy and the house were all safe,

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and secondly, I knew he was only in the house for a matter of moments.

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You still feel violated, really, that someone's been in your home,

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but really relieved that he didn't take anything.

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But the burglar has got away.

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Searched the area, nothing.

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But he was there on CCTV.

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Paul realises he's able to show the intruder's face to the police.

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I'd managed to take screenshots from my phone

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and text it straight to Trudy.

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Which I showed to the policeman stood at the front of the house.

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He thought they were absolutely fantastic.

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Over the next few days,

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the police continue to search for the intruder

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to put a name to the face, and Paul goes to thank Mike for his help.

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He gave me a bottle of wine, I think two bottles of wine.

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He came in and said, "My wife would have been in my property

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"with a stranger, that is frightening."

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A week goes by, and as there's no news that the burglar's been caught,

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Paul and Trudy have an idea.

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We released the pictures and video onto Facebook,

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trying to find this guy.

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It was shared hundreds of times.

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What happened was unbelievable.

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The police had many phone calls

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and they all pointed to the same name of the same fella.

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A week later, the police track down the intruder

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and give Paul and Trudy the good news.

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We felt very happy. It was almost like a victory in our own way.

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Relief more than anything, once we knew that he was captured,

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they got him in the end.

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In court, the man was sentenced to two years in prison,

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suspended for two years.

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He was also ordered to do 230 hours of unpaid work,

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six months' drug rehabilitation,

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and had to pay costs and fines totalling £1,175.

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Paul and Trudy didn't really know Mike before the break-in,

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but now he's more than welcome to come round for a cuppa

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any time he wants.

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If it wasn't for him being vigilant and giving me that warning,

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I could have walked in and come face-to-face with the intruder,

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so it could've been a completely different outcome.

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Burglars are generally opportunists.

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They're always looking for things to make houses easier to get into,

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so how can we avoid our home becoming attractive to thieves?

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We do talk to burglars.

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When we interview them, they tell us what they look for.

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What they look for are ladders, wheelie bins,

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garden furniture that they can use to get into the property.

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It's getting into the mind-set of the burglar,

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they don't want to be caught on the way to or from a job

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so they won't carry tools to break in,

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but if you've left a shovel, for example,

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in your back garden, then that's perfect for them.

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Quite often when we buy nice new items for the home,

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whether it's a new television

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or just something really important or expensive,

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we leave the packaging on the driveway next to the bin

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and it's just really good advertising to a thief

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that you've got expensive property in the home.

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If you're at work or on holiday,

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you do everything you can to make your property appear like

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you're actually in there.

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Leave a light on.

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If you're not going to be in, leave a timer with a light on.

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Leave a radio on with a timer on.

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Cars on the drive,

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neighbours bringing in the milk and papers and suchlike.

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One of the things they don't want is a dog.

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Even the hint of a dog, they will move next door,

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so even the sign for beware of the dog is a good deterrent.

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A burglar breaks into a community radio station in the dead of night.

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He's after valuable sound equipment.

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The station is actually on air,

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but he doesn't care if he pulls the plug,

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leaving listeners high and dry.

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The thief thinks he's being clever,

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pointing the security camera towards the wall,

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but he's made not one, but two schoolboy errors.

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OK, you're listening to Wake Up With The Fizzogs on Black Country Radio.

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Stourbridge in the West Midlands is the home of Black Country Radio,

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a community station based in a local church

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which was set up by Alex Totney and other volunteers in 2008.

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I've always had an interest in radio from when I was a child

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so it was a very natural step for me when Ofcom said,

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"You can now set up your own radio station."

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I found a bunch of like-minded individuals and the rest is history.

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Alex scoured the area for top talent to present shows

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and was delighted when local comedy legends

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Deb, Sue and Jacky - known as the Fizzogs -

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took him up on the offer.

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We come in on a Friday morning and we do three hours

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and we talk about everything and anything.

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-Come on, then, hurry up, then.

-Excuse me, I'm thinking about it.

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People just enjoy it. It's just fun.

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-We do have to do the travel...

-Oh...

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..but we only have to do it on the hour every hour.

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As well as having to learn how to fill three hours of airtime,

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these radio rookies had to master the broadcasting equipment.

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It's almost like the mother ship, this desk is.

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You've got sliders, buttons, lights.

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But the trio took to radio presenting like ducks to water

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and thousands started to tune into their show...

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..until the time a thief in the night

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takes the whole station offline

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and the Fizzogs are left floundering.

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It's 6:30am and the clock is counting down

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to this week's Fizzog show.

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Jacky arrives at the station early.

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She's feeling on edge because Sue's away on holiday,

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so today it's just going to be herself and Deb presenting.

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We were really pumped up, waiting for the show,

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so I've got all this going through my head, thinking, don't mess it up.

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But it soon becomes apparent that a missing sidekick

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is the least of Jacky's problems.

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It was a complete shock when I got in

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and where these mixing desks should have been,

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there was just a table with two holes.

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The broadcasting equipment has vanished into thin air.

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I just thought the station's moved and they haven't told us.

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All these things go through your head.

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What if another radio station's got in and we've been sabotaged

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or something like that?

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The station is supposed to run every minute of every day,

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and at the moment, its devoted listeners can't hear a thing.

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We panic. If there's one or two seconds of dead air,

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people are going to be thinking,

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"We know they get it wrong

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"but they don't normally get it quite this wrong."

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Alex is summoned to solve the crisis.

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I jumped in the car,

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and it was a very, very, very worrying car journey.

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When he arrives, he realises they've been burgled.

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Most of the broadcasting equipment is missing,

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but the thief has made a big mistake -

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he hasn't taken the special power supplies

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needed to run the kit.

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A lot of what he'd actually stolen were absolutely useless to him.

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How futile is that, then? You know, you've wasted your effort.

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At the same time you've ruined everybody's day. Thanks for that.

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To realise that we were going to lose

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most of the day's programming, as well, because of it,

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was, of course, extremely frustrating.

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The police are called

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and everyone hopes that the station security video

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can come to the rescue of the radio show.

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Our technical team can look at the cameras from their phones.

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The team had set up an infrared camera pointing at the equipment

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but when they view that recording...

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..there's just a shot of a wall...

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..but soon, all becomes clear.

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When they rewind to earlier,

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it shows the camera's view as it should be,

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focused on the equipment.

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It also shows someone entering the dark studio.

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He flashes a cigarette lighter so he can see, and spots the camera.

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At this point, some burglars might abort their mission -

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but not this guy.

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As soon as we showed that to the police,

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they couldn't believe that they'd got such a clear view of him.

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You've got a full facial.

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Clearly not realising his image has already been recorded,

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the burglar pushes the camera around to face the wall

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and sets about stealing the equipment - and from that moment,

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Black Country Radio stops broadcasting.

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It was really sad that this station had been off for seven hours

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and people hadn't had that service.

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The police officers take away a copy of the recording

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to see if any of their colleagues can recognise the burglar.

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Meanwhile, Alex and his team

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work feverishly to cobble some equipment together

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so the show can go on.

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By 2pm, Black Country Radio is back in action.

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It was just a fantastic moment, really,

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when all the hard work of that day had really paid off

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and everybody went out to their cars

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just to check to make sure that the audio was coming through OK.

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It was a good end to what was a very dark day.

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Then there's more good news.

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The police have been successful tuning into the burglar's features.

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Fortunately, one officer positively identified the individual

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and he was caught very, very swiftly.

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In court, the 38-year-old man pleaded guilty to burglary

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and was sentenced to two years in prison.

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I was having a lazy day yesterday and I thought, "Right,

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-"I'm just going to watch..."

-A lazy day?

-Yeah, I did nothing.

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I thought you said, "I was having a LADY day yesterday!"

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The Fizzogs and their Black Country Radio colleagues

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have now moved to new state-of-the-art premises

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and publicity from their missing kit crisis

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seems to have helped Alex and his team gain even more listeners.

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The outpouring of support that we got was just amazing.

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Despite that day, we've just gone from strength to strength,

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which is brilliant.

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That's it for today,

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and that's it for a few more criminals

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who've been caught red-handed.

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The owner of a hairdressing salon races to his shop hoping to catch thieves in the act, a burglar is spotted climbing into a bathroom window by an eagle-eyed neighbour, and a man makes a schoolboy error trying to steal from a radio station.