CCTV captures a burglar conducting a Spiderman-style break-in at a supermarket by cutting a hole in the roof and abseiling down a rope into the store, from where £10,000 of cigarettes and alcohol were then stolen.

The daring thief can been seen lowering himself down on a rope after dropping what appear to be sports holdalls through a hole in roof of the Supersaver store in Litherland, near Liverpool.

Taking his time he then fills up his bags with cigarettes and alcohol before climbing back up through the hole in the ceiling, hauling the now fully laden luggage up after him.

Not content with the booty from just one trip, the burglar returns several times before making his escape the same route he came in. –DT