This is the dramatic moment an oblivious intruder tries to break into a house - while the homeowner watches his every move from an upstairs window.
The suspect, armed with a crowbar, was operating in broad daylight as he tried to make his way into the house.
The blundering house-breaker works away at the door for several minutes, completely unaware that he is being watched from an upstairs window.
In fact, he doesn't even appear to notice that the window is open at all as he smashes at the glass at attempts to prise the plastic open.
All the while, the homeowner has already called 999 and is waiting for authorities to arrive.