‘Christmas tree’ burglar caught red-handed

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A woman used a Christmas tree branch with a hook on the end and put it through a letter box to steal necklaces in Halifax town centre early this morning.(Tue)

Her antics were caught on CCTV and police swooped to arrest the 45-year-old local woman at Claire’s Accessories, Woolshops, shortly before 4 am.

Necklaces taken from a display were found in her possession and she is currently detained at Halifax Police Station.