Thief runs into window and knocks himself out while fleeing with £15k bags

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    A brazen thief knocked himself out by mistake when he tried to flee a luxury store with arms full of stolen bags.

    The bizarre moment was caught on CCTV inside the Louis Vuitton shop in Bellevue, Washington, USA, when a group of masked gang stormed into the store in August.

    Footage showed the suspect snatching the leather bags from the shelves and heading straight to the exit.

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    Shocked shoppers left frantically when they saw the group storming past the security and grabbing leather goods from the display cabinet.

    A security guard who was standing by the door, let the crooks walk out of the store with bags in their hands.

    At one point, the 17-year-old thief mistook the floor-to-ceiling windows as glass doors and slammed himself into the windows.

    He ended up knocking himself unconscious on the floor before two of his friends rushed to drag him away but failed.

    The hapless thief was later arrested by Bellevue Police and later released to a family member at the hospital.

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    The bags were estimated to have a total worth of $18,000 (£15,700).

    Meeghan Black, public information officer at the police department said the teen was semi-conscious when the officers arrived.

    Officers also said two female accomplices managed to get away.

    She added: "Bellevue is a suburb of Seattle, a fairly wealthy subrub with high-end shops and access to the freeway, so it makes us an easy target.

    "The police department in partnership with loss prevention of these stores have teamed up for higher visibiltiy and undercover operations inside the stores to target these profilic thieves. We have had significant success."

    Prosecutors said the 17-year-old, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was part of a retail crime theft ring.


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