Facebook friends help police identify would-be thief at car breaker's yard
A would-be thief whose raid on a car breaker's yard was caught on camera was swiftly brought to justice – thanks to social media.
After going into A-Z Vehicle Dismantlers in Rome Street, Carlisle, Patrick Burns, 44, first wrenched open the door of a Vauxhall Corsa and then he turned his attention to a Jaguar, trying force its door.
The entire thing was captured by the yard's CCTV cameras.
Determined not be beaten, staff at the centre – which has been regularly targeted by thieves over the years - decided to put the footage on Facebook.
Within minutes, there were dozens of responses,... read more
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