Melbourne, Feb 19 (ANI): A burglar from Melbourne has been dubbed as the nation's dumbest crook ever after he left a trail of clues at the scenes of his crime.
Andrew Bawden, 36, of Bendigo, Victoria, had within an hour of being charged and bailed over other break-ins, gone back to doing his former trade - busting into cars and houses and robbing offices and a cathedral.
But his one-man crime wave was discovered when he dropped his police charge sheet at one crime scene, and the DVD of his police interview at another.
"You get crooks sometimes who leave one thing that's stupid. Both things are extraordinary," the Courier Mail quoted Bendigo police Sgt Brendon Murphy as saying.
"From the police perspective it's quite good. We appreciate people who leave this evidence for us," he added.
Bawden pleaded guilty to about 30 counts in court this week and was remanded in custody for sentence on March 31. (ANI)