Burglar Steals CCTV Camera As Images Sent To Cloud

Story ByLee Bullen, Sub EditorJoseph Golder, AgencyNewsflash

The German cops are hunting for a burglar who stole a CCTV camera when he noticed his break-in was being filmed without realising the images were being live-streamed and stored on the internet.

The suspect was filmed entering a block of flats in Sudvorstadt in the city of Leipzig, in the German state of Saxony at 9.48am on 24th March.

However, unmasked and in full view of a CCTV camera, the thief startled when he realised he was being filmed, according to the German newspaper Bild.

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The burglar decided to take the camera down from the wall and steal it, apparently believing it would stop him being filmed.

However, the images were already streamed and stored on the cloud, showing the suspect in a number of different poses and positions.

In the months following the break-in, the police have not been able to track the man down, but have recently released the images in the hope that someone will recognise him and report it to the authorities.

The investigation is ongoing.

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