Two arrested after police follow footprints from break-in
Two alleged burglars were arrested after officers followed footprints from a cash machine that had been tampered with straight to the front door of a house a few streets away. The suspected bungling burglars were caught out by the sudden snowfall as they tried to break into a cash machine at a village supermarket.
Responding to an intruder alarm, police arrived at the convenience store earlier this week to find the alarms blaring and a hole cut out of the metal shutters. But two pairs of footprints were leading away from the shop across the blanket of snow that covered the car park.
Officers followed the trail straight to the front door of a house a few streets away, where two men were arrested. CCTV cameras at the KS Convenience in Denesway, Liverpool, captured two shadowy figures taking an angle grinder to the shutter before smashing their way through the glass door, setting the intruder alarm off.
Mr Parry said: 'We upgraded all the CCTV and the alarms and they are now all linked into the police so as soon as they go off, the police know. They were here very quickly and I am pleased there were some arrests.'
A 44-year-old man and a 32-year-old man, both arrested on suspicion of burglary, were bailed pending further inquiries.
to tamper with - megbolygat, megváltoztat valamit
bungling - ügyetlen
angle grinder - sarokcsiszoló
intruder - betolakodó
to go off - eltávozik
suspicion - gyanú