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Call 99: Burglar scoffs ice-cream before break-in

THIS is the bizarre moment a serial burglar was captured on CCTV guzzling ice-cream before breaking into a house.

Paul Hayman, 36, was filmed scoffing the treat as he crept around a property looking for ways to get inside.

The footage shows him keeping a look out as he sits on a step and tucks in.

He was also caught on the internal CCTV with the ice cream in the garage from where he nicked about £700 worth of property.

Four days later, police received reports of another burglary nearby where two ice cream pots had been left behind. Officers caught the offender during a break-in at a third property and matched his DNA to the pots.

Hayman (pictured), of no fixed address, appeared at Luton crown court where he was jailed for five years and five months. He pleaded guilty to four burglaries in Luton, Bedfordshire, in June and July last year.

In total Hayman stole more than £5,000 from his crime spree, including a laptop and jewellery.

DC Kevin Howes, from Bedfordshire Police’s Operation Maze burglary team, said: ‘Hayman was a repeat offender who stole thousands of pounds worth of property from innocent victims.

‘Burglary is a priority for the force and we are running specialist operations to target those involved in these types of crimes. We are pleased that Hayman’s offending has resulted in such a significant sentence.’