This is the hilarious moment a clumsy thief making a futile attempt to conceal his face stares straight into a CCTV camera.
The man tried to break into shops in the Ahmednagar district in Central India.
Knowing that there were CCTV cameras to deter theft attempts, he tried to cover his face with a head pan used by construction workers.
To check where the CCTV cameras were hung, he removed the head pan for a moment and looked around, but ended up staring straight into one of the cameras, revealing his face.
Realising that the game was up the man made a retreat, carefully keeping his face covered with the pan.
Local police said the man had left without breaking into any shops but is now on their wanted list.