British pensioner, 72, caught on CCTV stealing his neighbour's bed

This is the bizarre moment a British pensioner was arrested after stealing his next door neighbour's mattress.

Sydney Edward, 72, and wife Phensako Nasok, 45, broke into the room in Pattaya, Thailand, while the owner - who had also been their friend - was on holiday.

The victim, identified only as Stephen, 66, returned home from a trip to Cambodia and was stunned to find his bed had been nabbed - along with 126,000 Baht (£3,000) in savings that he had hidden.

Staff at the apartment block checked CCTV and immediately identified Sydney and his wife, who were arrested and taken on a crime re-enactment on Wednesday.

The couple told police they were desperate for money and stole the mattress because they had been sleeping on the floor.

Sydney said: 'We needed the mattress because we have nothing to sleep on".

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