Daft thieves steal packet of novelty tissues, thinking it was cash!

Published Tuesday, Nov 25 2014, 19:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Two very foolish thieves were left red-faced when they broke in to a house to steal a wad of £50 notes, only for it to turn out to be a pack of novelty tissues!

Michael Hogg, 33, and Andrew Wood, 28, were strolling past a home in Hartlepool, Teeside in August this year when they spotted the "stash" on a window sill.

Bundle of £50 notes

© Getty Images / Lawrence Lawry

Teeside Crown Court heard how Hogg smashed the window, while Wood kept a lookout. They must have been very disappointed to discovered it wasn't real!

They were soon arrested after a neighbour saw them and rang the police.

And the dozy duo were both sentenced to three years in prison after admitting the offence.

It just shows, crime doesn't pay...

Defendant Matthew Collins was quoted in the Daily Star describing the incident as down to "stupidity".

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