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WATCH: Man fails ‘mission impossible’ style burglary of Qld store

A man has been filmed trying to rob a Chermside computer business, however he appears to have failed at his attempt, becoming tangled in his own mess.

Police say the man entered the business from the roof around 1.00am on March 7 and lowered “mission impossible” style by a rope tied to his foot.

CCTV footage then shows the would-be thief tripping on his own rope, causing him to stumble and fall heavily onto the ground, losing his shoe on the way.


After conducting a quick search of the business he can be seen lifting himself back up into the roof, leaving without any property.

Anyone who has any information that may be able to assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


Shanee Dobeson
Shanee is a full-time Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. At the age of 20, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato in 2014, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal style blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.