Thief runs into glass door at LV with $18,000 of handbags
Brazen teenage thief, 17, knocks himself out by running into glass door as he tries to flee Louis Vuitton store with $18,000 worth of handbags
- The 17-year-old suspect is seen running straight into the boutique’s glass plate window with stolen handbags in tow before falling to the ground
- The two female accomplices got away during the incident that took place in broad daylight back in August
- The suspect, a juvenile whose name was not released, was arrested and later released to a family member, a Bellevue police spokesperson told DailyMail.com
A brazen-faced thief knocked himself unconscious while trying to make a quick getaway after stealing more than $18,000 worth of merchandise at the Louis Vuitton store in the affluent Seattle suburb of Bellevue, Washington.
In the video, the 17-year-old suspect is seen slamming straight into the boutique’s glass plate window with stolen handbags in tow before falling to the ground.
Two female accomplices managed to get away during the bizarre incident that took place in August at the luxury retailer.
Loss prevention detained the teen assailant, who was not alert but semi-conscious and breathing when officers arrived, Bellevue Police Department Public Information Officer, Meeghan Black told DailyMail.com.
The suspect was then arrested and later released to a family member at the hospital, Black said.
Prosecutors say the name of the thief was not released because he is a juvenile, and part of a retail crime theft ring, Fox News reported.
The brazen thief attempts to walk out of the Louis Vuitton store with more than $18,000 in stolen merchandise
The suspect runs into the boutique’s glass window as he tried to make his getaway. His two female accomplices were long gone
Loss prevention detained the teen assailant, who was not alert but semi-conscious and breathing when officers arrived, Bellevue Police Department Public Information Officer, Meeghan Black told DailyMail.com
The police spokesperson said there has been an uptick in crime and organized retail theft in multiple locations around the city.
The robbery at the Louis Vuitton store took place in August but the video is still circulating on social media.
‘Bellevue is a suburb of Seattle, a fairly wealthy suburb with high-end shops and access to the freeway, so it makes us an easy target,’ she said.
Since the bust, an anti-crime initiative was recently launched, Black explained that uses real-time data so the authorities are able to track when a crime is happening.
‘The police department in partnership with loss prevention of these stores have teamed up for higher visibility and undercover operations inside the stores to target these prolific thieves,’ she said. ‘We have had significant success.’
The female assailants are seen stealing the designer handbags in the Louis Vuitton store in broad daylight
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