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Capture House Dudley

Duration: 08:15

On the streets of Dudley in the West Midlands, the police are setting up a successful ‘capture house’ operation to catch would-be burglars in the act.

Undercover police like Julie and Nick pose as a couple moving into their new home. It looks like a normal house, but it’s full of cameras, sensors and microphones that will trigger an alarm in the police control room.

Inspector Andy Parsons has several of these houses set up, specially chosen in particular areas rife with burglary problems. It’s not long before his mobile phone alerts him to movement in one of them… A shadowy figure can be seen trying to steal a computer. He’s blissfully unaware that he’s being watched – and that the police are on their way.

Available since: Fri 15 Mar 2013

This clip is from

Caught Red Handed Series 1, Episode 1

1/10 Armed robbers target a jewellery shop, but the owners have some tricks up their sleeve.

First broadcast: 11 Mar 2013

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