Malaysia burglar ‘caught napping’
A burglar in Malaysia who broke into a house to steal watches and jewellery was caught after falling asleep with the loot on a sofa, local media report.
When the owners returned to their home, in northern Penang state, they were shocked to find the living room in a mess and a man napping upstairs.
The burglar woke up and escaped through a kitchen window but was arrested nearby.
Police said the loot was worth about 10,000 ringgit ($3,200, £2,000).
The owner of the two-storey property had just returned from a holiday with his wife and children, when they noticed an unfamiliar car parked in front of their two-storey home.
“When his wife went up the upper floor to check the bedrooms, she was surprised to find a stranger taking a nap in her son’s room,” said a spokesman for George Town police.
The family then called the police, who caught the 42-year-old suspect after chasing him for about 50m.