Father abandons kids to burglarize home

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A 41-year-old man arrested while attempting a burglary, found himself in even deeper trouble after telling officers that he had left his two toddlers at home alone, police said in a statement. He was caught at about 2 a.m. on Friday while attempting to break into an office building on Industrieweg in Waalwijk, Noord-Brabant.

He had cut through a portion of the gate and was found carrying a bag of tools commonly used for breaking-and-entering, police added.

After his arrest, the suspect told officers that he wanted to let the preschoolers sleep. Police brought a family member of the alleged prowler to the suspect's Heusden home to care for the kids.

Child services agency, Bureau Jeugdzorg, was notified of the incident.