Alarmed thief flees raid empty-handed

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This dozy crook fled empty-handed after a bungled raid on a building society in St Helens ended when he tripped the office’s alarm system.

Passing patrol cars were diverted to the Yorkshire Building Society on Church Road but the suspect had managed to escape the scene before they arrived.

CCTV cameras captured this hooded raider although detectives believe more than one person may be responsible for the raid.

It is believed they forced their way into the store some time after midnight on February 6.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact St Helens CID on 0151 777 6881. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.