Two thieves were so drunk they did not notice the police had arrived at a store they were robbing.
John Hendry, 36 and William Graham, 33, were caught red-handed stuffing £20,000 of clothes and jewellery into bags in Glasgow's Urban Outfitters shop.
The pair did not initially notice the police had arrived at the scene in Buchanan Street but attempted to flee when they realised. They pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday to stealing a quantity of clothing and jewellery on April 28 this year.
Hendry was jailed for 18 months for his part in the crime and Graham - who was on bail at the time – was sentenced to 20 months in prison.
The court heard that after locking the building and patrolling the shop, the security guard heard a window smash and footsteps around 5am and contacted the police.
Procurator fiscal depute Laura Millar, said: "Police were admitted by the security guard and they found the two accused on the first floor of the premises filling bags full of clothing. One of the accused had two white socks on his hands, these were covered in blood, he appeared to have cut himself when smashing the window.
"The accused appeared oblivious to the presence of the police but as soon as they realised the police were there they tried to run down the fire escape at the rear of the shop, they were pursued, arrested and restrained."
Hendry and Graham made off without the goods. No stock was taken from the shop but the agreed value of what was in the bags that the pair tried to take was £20,000.
The court was told the men only met each other that day and had both been drinking heavily.
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