Watch: The moment would-be thieves smash way into cafe

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THIS is the moment hapless yobs were caught on camera smashing their way into a Leith cafe - only to flee empty handed.

Three hooded men use crowbars to shatter a glass door from the quay side of Cafe Tartine in Commercial Street shortly before midnight last night.

Simeon Lee from ''Cafe Tartine after the attempted break-in, Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Simeon Lee from ''Cafe Tartine after the attempted break-in, Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Dramatic footage caught on the popular French-themed eatery’s CCTV then shows them kicking through an office door.

But the three scarper without any loot as they trigger the security system and loud alarms blare out.

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“Tartine had a break in last night by 3 hooded scumbags,” the cafe posted on Facebook.

A screengrab from the video.

A screengrab from the video.

“They came from Teuchters way and ran back that way, the police dog picked up a scent that went round the back of the car park, so I’m thinking young Leith lads.”

It was business as usual today at the award-winning cafe after staff rushed in after hours and stayed well into the night to help clear-up.

Owners have been inundated with well-wishers and regulars - while appealing for help in finding the culprits.

“They knew where the office was so they’ve been in before. Can anybody recognise anything or anyone?” continues the Facebook post.

Would-be theives smashed their way into Cafe Tartine.

Would-be theives smashed their way into Cafe Tartine.

“I’m thinking 17/18 year old and definitely at the amateur end of the criminal spectrum.

They didn’t get a bean, not a single thing. Please share so I can cast the biggest net here.”

Cafe Tartine in Leith

Cafe Tartine in Leith