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Bungling burglars caught making kebabs

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16:22 CEST+02:00

A shame-faced dad has dubbed his son "one of the stupidest burglars in Switzerland" after the young man broke into a takeaway with two friends to make kebabs and drink spirits following a night out on the town.

The trio from Syria, Croatia and Serbia, aged between 18 and 22, were caught in the act by police and are behind bars for breaking in not once but twice over the course of the same evening to a kebab shop in Hochdorf in central Switzerland.

First the men broke in and entered the establishment to quickly steal beer and cigarettes. When they became peckish later on, the friends repeated the raid to have their fill of free alcohol and food, Blick newspaper reported.

The double burglars climbed into the kebab shop through the air-conditioning vent and brazenly stayed there for a few hours.

Although it is a good advertisement for Croatian restaurant owner Hasan Koca’s kebabs, he said he was not too impressed to see doner meat, Jägermeister and vodka all over the floor.

“They tried to grill the doner meat, but failed miserably. In the end they used the microwave,” he explained.

Neighbours eventually noticed the strange goings-on and notified the police at about 7am. The culprits fled but were subsequently arrested.

Koca said he could not understand how the young men could be so stupid to risk prison for the sake of three doner kebabs and getting hammered.

Miroslav, the father of of the Croatian burglar “Maks” described his son as “one of the stupidest burglars in Switzerland.”

Although he said he did not approve of his son’s behaviour, he defended him nonetheless:

“He is actually a good boy, only easily led.”

Maks phoned his father at around midnight to tell him he would be home soon, but the next Miroslav heard was from the police telling him his son was in prison.

Miroslav said his son ruefully told him he was not responsible for the dog’s dinner in the kebab shop.

“As he returned from going out, his friend suggested going to eat and drink something at his place.”

Miroslav explained his son did not notice that he was in a kebab shop and not in his friend’s apartment because he was “simply too drunk”.

The father said his son got to know the wrong people at school and since then he has not found an apprenticeship and is unemployed.

“Maks and his friends should find work," he said. "Then they will have no more time for such stupidity.”

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