A daring thief has been caught on CCTV camera entering Roy’s Hotel and Restaurant at Lumley Beach Road and leaving with several valuable items.

The robbery took place while the security was dozing off in a corner.

The thief initially entered the restaurant as a customer, but his true intentions were soon revealed as he started to discreetly pack a variety of items into a bag.

The stolen goods included a laptop, mobile phone, and other valuable possessions.

The thief then made his way to the back of the reception counter, where he was captured on camera placing the stolen items into his bag.

Despite the presence of security personnel, the thief was able to evade detection and exit the premises undetected.

Watch the video evidence below: