Police are hunting three dopey burglars who were captured on CCTV taking over FIVE minutes to break into a house – before one gets STUCK climbing through a window.
The bungling trio of crooks can be seen in comical footage struggling to gain access to the property, in Wolverhampton, West Mids., on February 28.
One hapless teenager even FALLS OVER as he attempts to climb in through the window – and is forced to wait outside for his two pals.
Another of the suspects gives a clear view of his face as he stares directly at the camera during the broad-daylight break-in.
Despite their shambolic entry the crooks spend another five minutes inside the house and steal a safe containing thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.
Police say the offenders then fled the scene in a blue or grey Audi estate.
Footage of the farcical burglary was released by West Midlands Police in a bid to trace the gang – who are believed to be in their late teens.
Investigating officer DC John Jinks, from Wolverhampton CID, said: “First and foremost I want to hear from anyone who recognises the men in these images, you can quite clearly see the face of one of the individuals and I’m sure someone will know who he is.
“As the footage shows this burglary took some time and someone may have seen the men in the area on the day of the break-in.
“I’d also like to hear from anyone who may have seen the blue or grey Audi fleeing the scene at lunchtime on 28 February or anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Pope Road area of the Scotlands on the same day.”
The group forced entry to a side door of the property using a screwdriver in Redhouse Road, Tettenhall, between 1.30pm and 2pm.
Anyone with information is asked to call Wolverhampton CID on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.