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Least Competent Criminals

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Peter Welsh, 32, and Dwayne Doolan, 31, aren’t the first burglars to try breaking into a building by smashing through an adjoining basement wall, but they may be the clumsiest. Their New Year’s Eve target was Wrights Jewellers in Beaudesert, Australia, but trying to smash the front window failed, as did smashing the rear doors, which led to another store. They finally settled on the basement option, but absentmindedly broke through the opposite-side wall and wound up in a KFC restaurant. Undaunted, according to police, they robbed KFC of about $2,600.

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