The thief managed to steal Rs 1 lakh with his ‘face mask’, but was caught on 3 CCTV cameras.

Hilarious robbery caught on cam Thief uses polythene bag to hide face arrestedScreenshot from Puthiya Thalaimurai
news Crime Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 09:07

A robber in Kanyakumari executed the theft of a mobile shop only to be caught a few hours later. The reason? The man made it easy on cops for he used a transparent polythene bag to ‘cover’ his face.

According to a report in Puthiya Thalaimurai TV channel, the robbery took place in Colachel, Kanyakumari. Footage captured across three CCTV cameras show the robber ‘stealthily’ arriving on the scene. He looks left and right for presence of any people, not noticing the two CCTV cameras outside the shop that captured him. He even remembers to cover his face when a vehicle with beaming headlights passes by.

The thief, who has an identifiable tattoo on his left hand climbs the counter and enters the shop through the main door, only to reveal his tattoo to the CCTV camera while attempting to dislodge it.

Sachin, the proprietor of the mobile store discovered next morning that Rs 1 lakh was missing from his shop. When he checked the CCTV camera footage, Sachin burst into a laughing fit at the total transparency of the thief.

He reported the matter to the police who later caught the thief.

Watch the video here.

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