Likely not the best place to try to commit a burglary, two men were arrested by British police after the men apparently were prepared to burglarize Buckingham Palace in England, according to a CNN report on Saturday.
Britain’s Metropolitan Police are currently investigating a situation in which at least one person scaled a Buckingham Palace security fence which, done successfully, would have given entrance to the Palace. One man was ultimately arrested for criminal damage, trespassing, and burglary, according to a police report. A second man with him was arrested for allegedly conspiring to commit the attempted burglary of the historic structure.
The man who scaled the wall was discovered inside the palace in an area that is generally open to the public during the daytime hours. Reportedly, no members of Britain’s Royal Family were at the Palace during the criminal happening. As can be expected, the event has prompted a review of Buckingham Palace’s security – where Queen Elizabeth II is often found.
History shows that in 1982, Michael Fagan was arrested in the Queen’s bedroom as an uninvited guest after he entered the building through a drainpipe. The Queen was in bed at the time.