He covered his face with a mask. He wore socks on his hands so as not to leave behind any fingerprints. He crawled on the floor for about eight minutes to reach the safe - but in the end, the joke was on him. The safe was empty; the cash had been removed the night before.
Delray Beach Police are now searching for the "creeping, crawling criminal" and his accomplice, who stole the empty safe from a Domino's outlet in Florida.
"For about eight minutes, he crawled through the business, rummaging through a manager's desk, checking a cash drawer and grabbing a safe," said Dani Moschella, spokeswoman for the Delray Beach Police Department, to Sun Sentinel.
CCTV footage released by the police shows the burglar crawling on the floor shortly after 2:15 am on Thursday, reports Sun Sentinel.
"Recognize this creeping, crawling criminal? He and an accomplice were caught on surveillance video breaking a window at Domino's Pizza, stealing an empty safe," wrote Delray Beach Police while sharing the hilarious video.
Watch the clip below:
Recognize this creeping, crawling criminal? He and an accomplice were caught on surveillance video breaking a window at Domino's Pizza, stealing an empty safe. Report anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers or Det. Giovanni Milicchio at (561) 243-7820 with information.@CrimeStoppersPBpic.twitter.com/Q5YJaQTjwy— Delray Beach Police (@DelrayBeachPD) January 25, 2019
Police are now looking for the two criminals.
This isn't the first time hilarious robbery attempts have been captured on camera. In Australia, a band of thieves left empty-handed after failing to smash down a glass door with hammers.Click for more trending news
Election Results for Lok Sabha Election 2019 will be out on May 23. Get the latest election news and live updates on ndtv.com/elections. Catch all the action on NDTV Live. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for news updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the election 2019