- Weeks-long burglary spree across Bristol and Somerset.
- Comically captured on CCTV: Crawling escapades and failed camera sabotage.
- Duo arrested following a mix of CCTV footage, forensic evidence, and public assistance.
Connor Moore, 28, and Joseph Nash, 36, embarked on a crime spree across Bristol and Somerset. Over several weeks, they helped themselves to thousands of pounds from pubs, restaurants, and even a bakery. One might say their audacity knew no bounds.
One memorable episode was caught on camera: our duo, decked out in balaclavas, sneaked into a sports club. Perhaps believing they were secret agents, they crawled along the floor, hoping to escape notice. Unfortunately for them, a CCTV camera mounted directly above chronicled their every move.
The misadventures continued. A particular video from the Avon and Somerset police archives dated October 22, 2022, showcases their maiden "successful" foray in Bristol. This success followed a bungled attempt just an hour prior at a Chew Stoke restaurant. Within this video, they are seen crawling stealthily behind a bar, making their way to a back room. Upon locating their coveted safe, they comically adjust their masks before deciding to disable the camera. However, their exit, with the safe in tow, was again amusingly captured in its entirety by the very camera they sought to evade.
Their illicit escapades led them to other establishments in Bath, Pensford, Bedminster, Clifton, Hanham, and a bakery in Backwell. However, as with many tales of mischief, the climax took a dramatic turn. On December 1, while targeting a hotel near Long Ashton, they met resistance. The episode culminated in a scuffle. Although they escaped, their series of missteps – vividly recorded on CCTV and supplemented by forensic evidence and public tips – led to their swift arrest merely two weeks later.
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