Staffordshire police officers have confirmed that they have arrested two suspected burglars, aged 42 and 49, after receiving a call from them.
Two suspected burglars arrested after accidentally calling the police: It appears that one of the unlucky criminals had accidentally sat on his phone which then dialled the number. Officers were then able to listen in as the burglary took place and even heard their colleagues turn up to arrest the men. Chief Inspector John Owen said “I think we have just arrested the world’s unluckiest burglars.”
After receiving the call on Wednesday evening officers arrived at the scene and arrested two men in the Middleport area of Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of burglary. In a Twiiter post on Wednesday evening Owen took the opportunity to take the mickey out of the pair, saying “Whilst committing a burglary one of the bungling burglars has accidentally sat on his phone and dialled 999.
We receive a call detailing all of their antics up to the point of hearing our patrols arrive to arrest them.” He even included a picture along with the post of Marv, the bungling burglar in the Home Alone series of films.
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