Bumbling Robbers Leave Netizens in Stitches as CCTV Video of Their Antics Hits Internet

© Photo : Metropolitan police/screenshotViral CCTV footage of a robbery in Harringey, London
Viral CCTV footage of a robbery in Harringey, London - Sputnik International
The criminals' desperate attempts to flee from a locked store they found themselves trapped in have reminded some netizens of a certain scene from Guy Ritchie's comedy film “Snatch”.

A trio of not-too-bright robbers who recently hit a jewellery store in London have managed to gain quite a bit of fame online due to the staggering levels of incompetence they displayed while executing the job.

According to the Independent, the criminals hit the Ital Gold shop, stealing £20,000 (about $26,000) worth of merchandise and causing £5,000 (about $6,500) worth of damage.

Things, however, didn't go smoothly for the thugs as the shop assistant they initially managed to subdue was able to hit the panic button and hide in the bathroom.

​Having realised that they were locked in the store and that the cops were probably already rushing to the scene, the criminals started panicking, and their desperate (and ultimately successful) attempts to flee left many social media users visibly amused when video of the incident went viral.

Some netizens were quick to compare the scene from Guy Ritchie's “Snatch” featuring similar display of comedic incompetence.

​One of the culprits, a 32-year old man named Andrew Elliot, has already been nabbed by cops after being identified by a “distinctive tattoo” on his neck. He pleaded guilty to the robbery, the newspaper notes.

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