Video: Offbeat - Crooks caught turning the camera towards themselves hours before breaking into family home

Picture: Malcolm Wells

Cowardly burglar tried to target a widow’s home - but didn’t expect to run into Lucky

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After two hours peering in the house the three men, wearing tracksuits and stockings over their heads, were disturbed by two large schnauzer dogs and fled empty-handed.

But homeowner Sherie Wright, 47, was shocked when she viewed her CCTV cameras the next morning and saw the gang had been wandering in her garden for two hours.

In the footage, one of the crooks can be seen using a torch to peer through a window of the family’s £550,000 five-bedroom detached home in Weston Favell, Northampton.