(CBS/AP)-- Some days it just doesn't pay to rob a house.
Police say a man who broke into a suburban Boston home in Foxborough, Mass. was making his getaway with a haul of stolen items in his pickup truck when he got stuck in the mud - and had to call a tow truck.
Chief Edward O'Leary says the man broke into the home on Tuesday, and loaded up his truck with two TV's, a camcorder, camera, jewelry, and more. But as he tried to get away, he backed off the driveway and onto ground softened by rain.
Police say the thief tried rock salt, wood and even threw a rug under his tires to get traction, but nothing worked.
So he called for a tow.
Chief O'Leary told The Sun Chronicle newspaper the suspicious tow truck driver alerted police, who managed to trace the pickup truck to a man who had just been released from prison.
Police are still looking for him.