Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BUNGLING CCTV CROOKS NEED TO LEARN TO FOCUS ; ?Hunt for Man and Woman Filmed during Bid to Steal Football Club's Security Camera

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

BUNGLING CCTV CROOKS NEED TO LEARN TO FOCUS ; ?Hunt for Man and Woman Filmed during Bid to Steal Football Club's Security Camera

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ARE these Greater Manchester's most bungling criminals yet? This is the moment two clueless thieves are filmed by security cameras that they are trying to steal at Hyde United Football Club.

Video footage taken from the devices shows a man and a woman walking across the club's car park at Ewen Fields in Hyde. And after approaching the camera, which is on the wall of the team's social club, the man is captured trying to pull it from its brackets.

The screen shakes as the would-be thief tries to dismantle the security device, before giving up after a feeble effort to try to pull it from the wall.

Then another camera at the fan-run club films the woman, clad in a furtrimmed coat, as she stares blankly into the device's lens. The man then comes over to try again to pull the camera from its mount, with little success for a second time. …

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