Bungling burglar caught after his footprints led police to his house

Published Tuesday, Apr 19 2016, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
A burglar was caught by police after he tipped over a tin of paint and led them back to his house with his footprints.

Andrew Mark Connor was caught by police half an hour after leaving the scene of the crime.

The 27-year-old, from Co Durham, admitted burglary and was given a community order.

Burglar led police to his front door after stepping in white paint and leaving footprints

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He was also ordered to pay £100 to the shop he burgled.

Police told the Daily Mirror: "Some offences of burglary are more challenging than others.

"In this case the offender really put his foot in it."

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