A man can’t believe a thief was caught inside his truck...and was then released without charge.Really? Sadly, I can believe it all too well…
A neighbour witnessed what happened and called police, who soon caught the man red-handed inside the vehicle.*sigh*
Yet the Crown Prosecution Service later dropped the case – through a lack of evidence.
Mr Byrd works as a scrap metal dealer and lost work while police fingerprinted his open-backed truck. Scenes of crime officers also searched his BMW car.They what?!? Why?
Mr Byrd said police had even recovered some of his property from the man, including a Nintendo DS and a satellite navigation system, which were inside the truck.And – no doubt to the officers’ frustration as well – all to no avail:
The neighbour, who saw it happen in the early hours of last Wednesday, was also prepared to give a full witness statement.
A spokesperson for the CPS insisted there was “insufficient evidence” to bring about a conviction.Strange.
He said: “Having given careful consideration to all of the available evidence in this matter, a decision was made in accordance with the code for crown prosecutors, that there was insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.
“The police have therefore been advised no further action should be taken in respect of this case.”