A clumsy thief has been labelled Britain's dumbest criminal after he was caught on film allegedly stealing the very security cameras which filmed him
Armed with little more than a Swiss Army knife, the hapless thief spent four hours dismantling the equipment seemingly unaware his every move was being caught on camera.
His girlfriend also made a fleeting appearance in the footage - but had the sense to stay out of the limelight.
The burglar struck at the former Lister Arms pub next to Bradford''s busy Manchester Road at 4am on Sunday, reports the Daily Mail.
Owner Amjad Ali, a solicitor who is converting the premises into offices for his law firm, said: "Originally I was frustrated. But when I saw the footage I thought it was hilarious.
"The criminal underworld is going to be upset -- he is giving them a bad name. He is practically kissing the camera at one stage," he added.