Three suspects were caught on CCTV peering into a home.
When the trio realized they were being filmed by a security camera from within the property in Nottinghamshire, UK, they attempt to disguise their faces in a bizarre way.
Nottinghamshire Police believe the three men are connected to a spate of car key burglaries in the area.
In the footage, the men are captured looking through the window. As one of them realizes they are being filmed on camera, they then attempt to disguise their faces by hiding their noses.
The suspects were filmed examining the property at about 2 p.m. on April 30. Nothing was taken from the property.
Detective Inspector Steve Wragg of Nottinghamshire police said, “We’re appealing to the public to help us identify those involved in a large number of car key burglaries and associated burglaries.
“We’ve identified 12 burglaries in Nottinghamshire which we’re connecting and which have been captured under the heading of Operation Ignite.”
Nottinghamshire Police have recently created two new dedicated burglary teams that focus on tackling burglary in the city and county.
He advised the public to stay vigilant.
“Make sure your front and back doors and windows are locked even when you’re in and never leave your car keys on show through a window when not using them. Do not leave them in locks, on the window ledges or kitchen/hall tables and never on a hook behind the door or in reach of a letterbox or cat flap,” he said.
He added that if you have to park your vehicle on the street or in your driveway, make sure it is parked in a well-lit area and nothing of value is left in it.
Police have recorded the dates and locations of 12 burglaries which they believe are connected, as follows:
23 March – Newark
28 March – Sherwood
11 April – Mapperley and Southwell
30 April – Ollerton, Claypole, North Muskham, Caunton
2 May – Blyth
3 May – Worksop
7 May – Saundby
10 May – Beckingham
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