A BUNGLING bookshop burglar has been caught on camera getting wedged in a door during a not-so-clever midnight break-in.
The man is seen trying to force his way between two glass doors at the entrance to a Collins St shopping centre.
The slapstick display becomes a farce when the burglar’s backpack stops him moving any further and he becomes stuck in the door.
An alleged burglar gets stuck in a door. Picture: Victoria Police
The man is seen struggling to free himself before thinking to simply take off his backpack.
The burglary took place just after midnight last Thursday.
Once freed the burglar smashed a security door to a bookshop and stole an office safe.
Security footage shows the man, stumbling under the weight of the safe, walking out of the shopping centre into a rear laneway.