A West Yorkshire Police officer has taken to social media to share his surprise over a turn of events involving a burglar in his patch.
The sergeant, who gives his name only as T Green on Twitter, said he was 'gobsmacked' to find 'one of my burglars' has reported a crime.
He said in the post that the burglar has been challenged on social media by someone who thinks he has stolen her handbag - and he feels 'upset' as a result.
The post said, in full: "Gobsmacked to find one of my burglars has reported a crime.
"He's been challenged on Social Media by someone who thinks he's stolen her handbag. She wants it back or she's reorting to police. He's "Upset". #Really?#PolicingShipley"
Another officer, naming himself as PC Johnson, added that the man is a 'convicted burglar'.