Tuesday 24 January 2017

Burglar falls asleep on the job

Published 19/09/2010 | 07:58

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.

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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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