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Thief targets tools in securtity van
8:00am Wednesday 11th July 2012 in Local News
A BRAZEN thief stole tools from a security systems van despite realising he had been caught on camera.
The man picked the lock of a security van outside an employee’s home in Hazel Close, Hadleigh.
David Broom, who has worked as an engineer for the company for 17 years, was asleep when the tools were stolen at around 5.20am.
However CCTV footage from his home security camera captured the thief stealing two power drills worth about £750 even though he spotted the camera.
Mr Broom, 42, said: “The cameras are clearly visible outside the house so this guy must have a screw loose.
“I locked the van, but he picked the lock and then saw the cameras after looking through my front window. He dived to avoid them, but the cameras already had him. Then he took the tools and went.”
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