WATCH: Burglars break into Black Country home directly in front of CCTV camera

By Jamie Brassington | Netherton | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

This video shows the moment burglars broke into a home in the Black Country just metres away from a CCTV camera.

CCTV footage shows two men breaking into a house through a window

The footage, viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook, shows the step-by-step process two burglars used to force open a window of a house on Marriott Road in Netherton.

One man is seen climbing into the home through the prised-open window while the second man disappears around a side alley.

The two crooks messily searched the house for around 30 minutes and made off with cash, a gold ring and keys after breaking in at around 8.40pm on June 16 and fleeing before police arrived.

The video, captured in the home's back garden, has since been viewed more than 267,000 times on two of the Facebook pages it's been shared on - Spotted Netherton and Birmingham HD CCTV.

WATCH the footage here:

Clear CCTV shows burglars breaking into Black Country house

The footage begins with one hooded man - dressed in a dark blue coat and black trousers - trying to force open a ground floor window from the outside, with what appears to be a crowbar.

After initially failing he walks over to a garden fence where a second hooded man - dressed in a blue coat and grey trousers - climbs over the fence and joins him.


The second man is also equipped with a long tool. Both men then begin trying to force open the window of what appears to be a kitchen.

The crooks used tools to prise open a window

After several seconds of attempts, the first man points to the second man to be on the look out - all while they are unaware they are being filmed on a camera in the back garden.

The men can be seen checking if they are being watched


The first man then manages to pry open the ground floor window and climbs inside, while the second man disappears around a side alley.

One of the crooks climbs into the window

Cash was taken from inside the house during the burglary.

The pair made off with cash

Facebook users shared their outrage at the incident.

George Gallagher said: "Can't believe how quickly they got into the house."

Maureen Clarke said: "They need a bloody good hiding, preferably by the house owners."

Valerie May added: "Why is it this absolute scum feel is acceptable to break in to a property that someone has worked hard and long to provide for their family. GET A JOB!"

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "Police are investigating.

"Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quoting crime reference 20DY/142766Y/19."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

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