He said one of the couple mistakenly sat on his phone and called 999, the UK’s emergency number, allowing officers to hear the ongoing crime and eventually listen to their colleagues arrest the duo.
“I think we’ve just arrested the world’s most unfortunate thieves,” Chief Inspector John Owen wrote on Twitter.
“While committing a burglary, one of the robberies accidentally sat on his phone and dialed 999,”
“We’ve (received) a call with details of all their antics to the point where our patrols arrive to arrest them.”
Adding insult to injury, Owen included a gif of the character “Home Alone” Marv, who turns out to be comically unsuitable for a criminal life in Macaulay Culkin’s Christmas movie.