Burglar Caught on Hidden Camera Stealing Kitchen Sink

He walked into a police “capture house” and gave them enough proof to lock him up

By on November 16th, 2012 14:32 GMT

Burglar Daniel Patchett, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, in the UK, is facing eight months in prison after being caught on tape while stealing a kitchen sink.

As CCTV footage reveals, he walked out of the empty residence carrying a large kitchen sink. The thief then made a run for it, taking the sink with him.

What Patchett didn't know is that he had chosen the wrong house to rob, as he walked into a police trap. Officers had installed hidden cameras in a deserted home, just to see what bites. Said residence is ominously referred to as a “capture house.”

I dub Patchett the unluckiest thief in Bradford, especially since he only got away with a measly sink. As you can see on the right side of the screen, he tried to remove a boiler, helped by an accomplice, but failed.

Even the presiding judge in his case was quoted by the Daily Mail making fun of the 20-year-old unskilled thief.

“It seems it was a police capture house. It certainly caught you on the CCTV,” he says.