Thief tries to flee with 42 inch TV on bike

Sarah Coles
Shadow of a person riding a bike
Shadow of a person riding a bike

Stewart James Wright, a 37-year-old from Haddington Street in Middlesbrough, has been jailed for three years after his plan to rob a student house fell short at the getaway. He wandered in through an open door, picked up a 42-inch TV, and then walked out with it. It was only then that he realised the flaw in his decision to travel to the crime scene by bike. He was stopped by police cycling along a nearby road trying to balance the TV on his bike.

He's not the only crook to have been foiled by his own getaway.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%