Security footage of a man using a fishing rod to steal jewellery from a luxury store in Australia has gone viral on social media.
The video, which was shared by the Australian police department, features the suspect in a blue and grey attire outside the store window of Versace, an Italian luxury fashion company.
The police initially tweeted screen grab images of the suspect before sharing a clipped video of the crime.
“Do you recognise this man? We believe he used a fishing rod to commit a burglary on a high-end fashion store in Melbourne,” read the first tweet.
In the next tweet, Victoria Police shared the footage. “Security footage shows a man using a fishing rod to remove a Versace necklace from a mannequin within the store just after 2 am,” they tweeted.
Watch the video here:
WATCH: Security footage shows a man using a fishing rod to remove a Versace necklace from a mannequin within the store just after 2am. pic.twitter.com/9S103jZjv4
— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) March 3, 2020
Viewed over 19,000 times, the video has created quite a buzz on social media. “You’re claiming this was a burglary when it is clearly a heist,” read one of the many comments on the viral clip.
let him keep it https://t.co/yw761V5e6x
— Verneri Kontto (@vervalkon) March 4, 2020
This is the sort of innovation this country needs. https://t.co/VV7ekSENlF
— Stav Niko (@WestSydneySport) March 3, 2020
Let the king wear his necklace , he earned it
— ButteredCrumpet for Bernie ✊ (@stovern169) March 3, 2020
you’re claiming this was a burglary when it is clearly a heist
— George Pollard (@porges) March 3, 2020
He’s legally allowed to keep it
— jack (@imveryonline) March 4, 2020
Legend, leave him alone.
— Odo Toilette (@2_thotty) March 3, 2020
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