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Posted: Wed 20th Jul 2011

Can You Catch The Wrexham Rose Thief? for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jul 20th, 2011

An irate Wrexham gardener has taken to Youtube to post footage of a callous rose thief who stole one of their prize blooms, calling it a “disgusting crime”.

The footage, which looks to have been filmed late at night using a hand-held camera, shows a man wearing a cap and a white top and shorts hovering outside the gardener’s house holding a carrier bag, before approaching his garden and tearing off a bunch of roses.

A still photo of the Wrexham Rose Thief.

The clip was posted on July 17th and is titled “You’ve been caught red handed”, the video caption reads “Wrexham rose thief has been caught. It is disgusting crime.”

Youtube has been used before by homeowners to catch criminals, most notably in the case of Mary Bale, from Coventry, who was caught on CCTV throwing Lola the cat into a dustbin where she remained for 16 hours.

Mere hours after Lola’s owners posted the CCTV footage on Youtube, the video went viral Mary became the subject of nationwide public hatred and even received death threats as a consequence. She was eventually fined £250 and banned from keeping or owning animals for the next five years. has contacted the gardener and is hoping to help their investigations.

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