BERLIN A hapless German thief snapped his
credit card in two while prying open a lock, inadvertently
leaving behind his name and account details for police.
"He tried to copy what he'd seen them do on television, but
the flat-owner woke up and the criminal ran away," a police
spokesman said on Wednesday. "The victim called up and read us
the details off the card."
"When we got round to the burglar´s house, the other half
of his credit card was sitting on his kitchen table."
The 29-year-old burglar was trying to open the door to his
neighbour's flat in Moenchengladbach in western Germany, police