The antics of a gang of thieves who struggled to break into a London camera shop before escaping with £8,000 of kit have been caught on video.

The masked youths made several attempts to break through the security shutters of the Camera Media Centre in Stamford Hill.

So far no arrests have been made in connection with the incident on 12 November.

A police spokeswoman told us that the video – which has been posted on YouTube – has not given any clues to the identity of the culprits.

The case is being dealt with by the Hackney Burglary Squad.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.