Tue, 29 Jul
° °
  • Firstline - TV3 New Zealand

    Firstline

    Weekdays 6am

  • 3 News - TV3 New Zealand

    3 News

    Nightly 6PM

  • Campbell Live - TV3 New Zealand

    Campbell Live

    Weekdays 7.00pm

  • 3rd Degree - TV3 New Zealand

    3rd Degree

    WEDNESDAYS 8.40PM

  • The Paul Henry Show - TV3 New Zealand

    The Paul Henry Show

    Weekdays 10.30pm

  • Three 60 - TV3 New Zealand

    Three 60

    Sundays 9.30am

  • The Nation - TV3 New Zealand

    The Nation

    Sat 9:30am / Sun 10am

Glass door stops thief in his tracks

Tuesday 02 Apr 2013 7:44a.m.

Glass door stops thief in his tracks

A thief in Australia had his quick getaway foiled when a mall door fought back – but it wasn't enough to stop him completely.

Police said the man had snatched a handbag from a 50-year-old woman inside a Perth shopping centre yesterday.

He then tried to flee, but ran head-first into a glass door and knocked himself out.

CCTV footage showed the culprit running and crashing into the glass, knocking him flat on the ground.

"He made a pretty heavy impact. When he actually hit the glass he was knocked out," shop owner Greg Rice said.

According to the police report, bystanders, who were unaware of the robbery, assisted the man before an accomplice appeared and ordered they let him go.

"When I first came out here, I didn't realise it was a bag snatch either," said Mr Rice. "I didn't know what went on, really. I just thought somebody ran into the door, but as it turned out, when I saw how keen he was to get away, we realised something was up," he said.

The CCTV footage showed tattoo shop owner Jake Adams rushing out and grabbing the alleged suspect.

"He said 'I've got a gun, I've got a gun, I'm gonna shoot you, I'm gonna shoot you'," said Mr Adams. "So, I picked the guy up in front of me, like they do in the movies and held him in front of me."

Western Australia police say the alleged thief and accomplice left the scene in a stolen green Lexus. They are continuing to search for the two men.

 
comments powered by Disqus