Officers caught a brazen thief red-handed as he swiped a laptop from – of all places – the Crown Prosecution Service office.
The West Yorkshire Police dogs team were called to the attempted burglary as their first job that night (Tuesday) and managed to catch the would-be burglar in the act.
Sharing the encounter on Twitter, they joked “Bet this one doesn’t get discontinued!”
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Dozens reacted on social media, with one tweet saying: “How thick could someone possibly be to steal from a court?!”
The West Yorkshire Police Dogs Twitter account posted: “When your first job of last night is a call to a burglary and you turn up and catch them red-handed coming out of the building with a laptop… and the building is the Crown Prosecution Services office … bet this one doesn’t get discontinued!”
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