‘Clumsy’ burglar takes tumble during scrap metal theft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 7 (UPI) — Police in Massachusetts are seeking information about a group of clumsy burglars seen on camera tripping over themselves.

Foxborough Police Department shared surveillance footage of three men attempting to steal scrap metal, as one can be seen toppling over.

“Metal can be a difficult item to steal; mainly because it’s heavy and hard to carry,” police said. “These 3 thieves, captured on surveillance, found that out the hard way as one of them can’t bear the weight and took a tumble over the heavy steel as they were trying to make their getaway.”

The men were seen attempting to steal truck radiators and other heavy metal items from a local business on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.

Police encouraged residents of the area to provide any information that might help in identifying the three men.

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