Bungling burglar caught tat-handed

Christopher Redmond was arrested after police spotted his tattooed hands in CCTV footage (Picture: SWNS)

A burglar who stole £10,000 worth of designer clothes from a menswear store has been jailed after detectives spotted his distinctive hand tattoos.

Staff at Dartagnan in Chichester, West Sussex, reported the theft last October after noticing there’d been a break-in overnight.

Reviewing the store’s CCTV, all police could see was someone’s arms reaching in through a broken window on the first floor. Using a hook, the thief dragged rails full of clothes over to the window and hoisted them out.

Police said ‘no other body parts were captured in the footage’ but ‘detectives noticed the suspect had distinctive hand tattoos’. Christopher Redmond, 29, was identified from DNA recovered from the wooden stick which had been left behind.

The tattoo visible on Christopher Redmond's hand. See National News story NNtattoo. A burglar was identified and prosecuted after detectives recognised the distinct tattoos on his hands. Christopher Redmond, 29, was nabbed thanks to the body art spotted on his hands after stealing ?10,000 worth of designer garb from a menswear store last October. Redmond may have gotten off scot-free if it wasn?t for the tatts on his hands being the only part of his body caught on camera inside Dartagnan in Chichester, West Sussex. A Sussex Police spokesman said: ?The suspect used a hook on a stick to drag a clothes rail closer to the window.

The tattoo visible on Christopher Redmond’s hand (Picture: SWNS)

The tattoo visible on Christopher Redmond's hand. See National News story NNtattoo. A burglar was identified and prosecuted after detectives recognised the distinct tattoos on his hands. Christopher Redmond, 29, was nabbed thanks to the body art spotted on his hands after stealing ?10,000 worth of designer garb from a menswear store last October. Redmond may have gotten off scot-free if it wasn?t for the tatts on his hands being the only part of his body caught on camera inside Dartagnan in Chichester, West Sussex. A Sussex Police spokesman said: ?The suspect used a hook on a stick to drag a clothes rail closer to the window.

Redmond may have gotten away with the raid if he’d covered his hands as they were all that could be seen of the suspect (Picture: SWNS)

See National News story NNtattoo. A burglar was identified and prosecuted after detectives recognised the distinct tattoos on his hands. Christopher Redmond, 29, was nabbed thanks to the body art spotted on his hands after stealing ?10,000 worth of designer garb from a menswear store last October. Redmond may have gotten off scot-free if it wasn?t for the tatts on his hands being the only part of his body caught on camera inside Dartagnan in Chichester, West Sussex. A Sussex Police spokesman said: ?The suspect used a hook on a stick to drag a clothes rail closer to the window.

Redmond was jailed for two years at Lewes Crown Court (Picture: SWNS)

Redmond, from Bognor, was arrested and charged after being found to have identical inkings to those visible in the security footage.

He was jailed for two years and ordered to pay a £149 victim surcharge at Lewes Crown Court.

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