They say 'Never underestimate the power of stupidity' and in the case of these 'master criminals' the expression makes perfect sense. Have a laugh or two as we present to you those who don't deserve to belong in the world of crime at all...
Thief steals CCTV cameras filming him!
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.
The owner, 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.
Bakery robber traps himself in locked storeroom!
A bumbling would-be robber broke into a bakery in Australia only to find himself trapped in a locked storeroom. The young man, was captured on CCTV footage desperately stacking up containers and shelves to climb out of the skylight, from where he had entered.
The footage also shows him desperately making calls from his mobile phone, presumably asking friends to come and help him escape. He eventually broke out of the room with a large gash on his head, but only after noticing the security camera and looking directly into the lens and leaving a clear image of himself.
Dumb crook leaves name, contact details before robbery!
A thief in Christchurch, New Zealand, was said to have left behind his name and contact details after robbing the cash register in a record store. The man, a long-time customer, had come up to the counter with a copy of a music CD.
He reportedly penned his name and personal information on a sticker pasted on the CD, which he requested to be held for him. And soon when the attendant went to help another client, the man leaned over the counter, opened the till, and grabbed money in full view of the store's eight surveillance cameras.