A flash of underwear led to a burglar's arrest in Hamilton
Council security camera operators contacted police after
spotting a man in a hooded sweatshirt with a bandanna over
his face kicking in the window of a synthetic cannabis store
Officers stopped a man on the corner of Ward St and Worley
Place but his clothing didn't match what was being worn by
the man in the CCTV footage, said Senior Sergeant Andrew
However, as officers later reviewed the footage they noticed
a flash of distinctive red underwear as the burglar crawled
into the store - the same type being worn by the man they had
"This was sufficient for us to re-interview him and he
subsequently admitted smashing the store's front window and
stealing a quantity of synthetic cannabis," Mr O'Reilly.
A man was due to appear before Hamilton District Court today
in connection with the incident.