A burglar who pinched a bottle of expensive champagne to celebrate after stealing money and jewellery was caught after he parked his car to sleep it off.

Worried passers-by, who saw the 37-year-old man slumped behind the wheel of a car at the side of the road in Dusseldorf, Germany, called the police.

Officers who woke him up checked his ID and found he was wanted for a string of robberies.

"The officers couldn't believe their luck when they found out who he was," a police spokesperson said.

"He even had the stolen goods from his latest robbery with him in the car. And we can also got him for drink driving as well." - Ananova.com