12 May 2011

Suspected burglar claimed he was sleep-walking: police

6:16 pm on 12 May 2011

Police in Hamilton say a man found on Thursday morning with items taken in a burglary tried to convince them he had been sleep-walking.

Officers were called to a house in Lorne Street after a woman found a stranger in her lounge taking her laptop.

He was tracked by a police dog to a neighbouring property.

Police say the man tried to convince them he had been in bed all night, but the laptop was found under his mattress.

A man is to appear in the Hamilton District Court charged with burglary.