Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sparks Fly for Phone Thieves

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sparks Fly for Phone Thieves

Article excerpt

THIS is the moment thieves are showered in sparks as they try to steal cash from a phone box using an angle grinder.

The short clip shows a man in a grey and black hoodie attempting to slice his way into the phone's cash box in Harpurhey using the heavy duty power tool.

Three other lads - one of whom appears to holding a crowbar - can be seen standing guard as pedestrians walk past.

The video, which was recorded at the junction of Church Lane and Moss Brook Road, cuts out before the viewer sees if the theft was successful.

It's thought to have been taken sometime in mid-January.

However, it's not clear who recorded it.

It was originally shared on Instagram and later uploaded to Facebook, where it has been shared more than 2,000 times.

And hundreds of people have also been commenting on the footage. …

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