A BRITISH Telecom engineer was left stranded when a thief stole his ladder at Camberley.

He was working on the roof of a taxi firm in London Road when the villain walked off with the three tier ladder.

The 32-year-old engineer suffered the indignity of having to climb down a drainpipe to reach the ground.

A Camberley police spokesman said: "We don't know if the thief stole the ladder as a prank, or because he wanted it."

She appealed for information from anyone who may have seen the villain carrying the ladder through the town between 3.30pm and 4pm last Thursday.

It is covered in distinctive BT stickers.