USING the wonders of modern technology, a pair of female expats have caught their stealing flatmate red-handed with a webcam.

The two Russian women, who live in Malaga, had been sharing the flat with the man since December when they noticed some of their belongings were going missing.

They hatched a plan to catch the thief using a spy programme designed for parents to watch young children when they are in a different room.

The camera, which is only activated when there is a movement in front of the screen, caught the man in the act and shows him rummaging through a backpack.

They handed the video over to police, who have now arrested the man on suspicion of theft.