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'Spiderman' burglar steals thousands of cigarettes

A LITHERLAND shopkeeper has been left sickened after a Spiderman-style burglar broke in to his business and stole thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes.

Warren Caffrey, 40, opened up Morris News on New Year’s Day to a scene of devastation after a roof top raid on his Harris Drive newsagents.

He walked in to discover his display counter smashed up, stock all over the floor and a bizarre hole in the ceiling.

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A man in black with a spot light on his head had climbed down in to the shop through the hole and rifled through the cigarettes, oblivious to the CCTV even as his own image appeared live on the screen in front of him.

The burglar, who appeared to be half Spiderman half Ninja, displayed nerves of steal as he calmly filled his swag bag with cigarettes as the alarm rang, and then clambered up over the confectionery stand and out of the hole in the ceiling.

Mr Caffrey, who lives on Kent Avenue, suspects an experienced crew of pros' may have used a hammer and chainsaw to cut their way through the building's roof and ceiling.

The dad of two said: “I was sick to the stomach when I watched the CCTV footage, and I still cannot believe what I am looking at. The burglar looked like something from a comic, and he climbed up and out of the shop like Spiderman.