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Police station crook collared

Arguably Vienna's most foolish crook has been collared after he broke into a police station after dark and then climbed out of a window into a yard where police dogs were waiting.

The 21-year-old had hidden and waited as officers left to answer an emergency call and unaware that it was a base for the city's dog handler officers he had broken in - and tried to flee through a rear window when officers returned.

He was arrested in the garden where the dogs had pinned him against a wall at the station in Leopoldstadt.

A police spokesman said: "He was right in thinking that the station was unmanned but that did not mean it was not being guarded."

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