Chilling CCTV footage captured how easily a brazen burglar was able to cut through a family's 'secure' patio doors.
Chris Martin, 58, was on holiday when the would-be thief smashed his way through the entrance to the back of her house.
He was caught on camera on March 1 with what appears to be long-handled bolt cutters prising open the doors after just a few minutes of trying.
Chris said this is the second time her home of nearly six years has been targeted by burglars.
She told the Liverpool Echo: “When I first heard about what happened I was absolutely fuming.