(Video: West Midlands Police/YouTube)
WEST MIDLAND POLICE got creative this festive season to make people aware of Grinchy burglars sneaking into their houses in the middle of the night to steal presents.
“Every year officers investigate heart-breaking cases where children literally have their Christmas taken away when crooks strike,” they said. “This year do your bit to beat the burglar.”
The video warns people – with some appropriately sinister music at the end – to avoid putting presents under the tree until Christmas Day, keep windows and doors secure and to report any suspicious behaviour in their area.