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Police rescue alleged burglar from rooftop

world Updated: May 03, 2009 12:43 IST

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A man who got stuck on the roof of a factory he was allegedly trying to rob has been rescued by police after a three-hour operation.

New South Wales state police said they were called early Sunday to a joinery factory, where a 53-year-old man was on the roof. He was apparently unable to move because of the wet weather and steep angle.

Numerous rescue attempts were made, and emergency crews eventually used a fire truck with a tall ladder to retrieve the man while a helicopter illuminated the rooftop.

Police said he was charged with trespassing, possession of housebreaking implements and attempted breaking-and-entering.

He was carrying a helmet with a light, bolt cutters, a small ladder, backpack, tarpaulin, ropes and harnesses.