Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thief crawls through mail flap

A thief broke into the headquarters of Austria's ruling political party last month by wriggling through a post flap in the front door.

The burglar squeezed through the 35x35cm hole early on April 17th and stole laptops, mobile phones, notebooks and cash before crawling out, Catherina Straub, spokeswoman for the Social Democrats, said. "It is such a tiny door for post and newspapers, he must have obviously been extremely small," she said, adding that the culprit had not been caught.

She said it was unlikely the robbery was politically motivated and that the data stolen was not sensitive.