Burglars who tried to break into Northampton garage dressed like The Stig are foiled

Bike helmet-wearing burglars tried to force their way into a garage in Northampton, but left empty handed when they were disturbed by the owner.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 12:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2016, 1:52 pm
CCTV footage captured this man trying to break into a garage in Laburnum Crescent on Monday. Did you see anything?

A CCTV image released by Northamptonshire Police shows one of the suspects using a screwdriver to jemmy the garage lock at a house in Laburnum Crescent, Abington, sometime between 12.50am and 1am on Monday, May 2.

The owner of the house heard a noise, looked outside and spotted two men on his driveway.

One of them jumped onto the back of a motorbike, which was being ridden by a second man, before they both made off from the scene.

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The victim examined the garage to find the door had been damaged in an attempt to force open the lock.

The first man is described as wearing a white motorbike helmet and puffy dark-coloured jacket. He was carrying a screwdriver.

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.