A LUCKLESS burglar was caught out by a ‘million to one’ chance when he tried to sell the proceeds of his crime to the actual owner.

A court heard Daniel Ciamara took his haul to a computer shop and offered to sell them a Blu-ray player and a number of Blu-ray discs.

But as shop worker David Harrison went through the collection to value it he recognised all the titles as being the same as his own.

And he became certain he was being offered his own property when he came across two films which had not been opened and which he knew were recent additions to his collection. Ciamara, 24, of Nottingham Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to burglary of a house in Pringle Street. He was committed on bail to Preston Crown Court to be sentenced.

Philppa White, prosecuting, said Mr Harrison was working in Park Computers, Blackburn, when Ciamara came in and asked if they were interested in buying the Blu-ray player and a number of discs.

“As he went through the discs Mr Harrison’s suspicions grew,” said Mrs White.

Ciamara was told the shop would be interested in buying but said the Blu-ray player would have to be tested.

“Mr Harrison went home and discovered his back door had been kicked in and his house had been burgled,” said Mrs White.

“The police were informed and when the defendant came to collect his money they were waiting.”

Deborah Morgan, defending, said Ciamara had no previous convictions.