This is the scary moment when a naughty thug tries to break into a house in the early hours.
CCTV footage captures the masked man throwing what appears to be a stone five times at the property’s front door.
Police have been alerted and have confirmed that they are investigating in the Newall Green area of Wythenshawe.
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The gloved thug – dressed entirely in black with the lower part of his face covered in a mask – was caught red-handed on doorbell video and CCTV.
He makes no attempt to hide.
The footage has been posted on Wythenshawe One’s Facebook account and is widely shared in an attempt to name the potential raider.
He has shown that he picks up a stone and then throws it against the glass window doors of the Amberley Drive property five times.
The stone bounces back – but unafraid he keeps throwing it.
After about 20 seconds, the footage shows the bully running empty-handed into the dark.
He sprints past the homeowner’s car on his driveway and vaults over a metal fence to make ends meet.
The glass pane shattered but held on.
A picture of the damage caused by the attack, which happened around 03.09 on Thursday, was also posted on the Facebook group.
The homeowner and his wife were sleeping at the time, it is understood.
The man fled after they were awakened and he ran down the stairs and shouted.
The homeowner posted the footage in an attempt to create awareness.
He said: “Someone just tried to break in half an hour ago.
“Watch out for this little s *****!
“Looks to be based solely on the footage. Newall Green, Amberley Drive.”
Greater Manchester Police are now urging anyone with information to sign up.
No one has been arrested and the investigation continues.
In a statement, a spokesman for the force said: “Police were called around 3.15am today (December 30) for a report of an attempted burglary at an address on Amberley Drive, Manchester.
“Inquiries have shown that a man had tried to enter a property before fleeing the scene.
“The investigation is ongoing and no one has been arrested.
Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 or via our LiveChat feature at www.gmp.police.uk referring to incident 336 of 30/12/21.
“Alternatively, details can be passed on via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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