Tuesday 25 July 2017

Burglar falls asleep on the job

A burglar broke into a house in Malaysia then fell asleep with his loot on the owners' sofa (AP)
A burglar broke into a house in Malaysia then fell asleep with his loot on the owners' sofa (AP)

A burglar broke into a house in Malaysia to steal watches and jewellery then fell asleep with his loot on the owners' sofa.

The Star and the New Straits Times report when the owners returned to their home in northern Penang state on Saturday, they were shocked to find the living room in a mess and a man napping upstairs.

The loot was worth some 10,000 ringgit (£2,047).

The burglar woke up and escaped through a window but was arrested nearby. The 42-year-old man has not yet been charged.

Gan Kong Meng, a Penang district police chief, confirmed the incident. He said the family was returning from a holiday but did not immediately give more details.

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