Australian law enforcement are trying to catch a thief who utilized a fishing rod to steal a Versace necklace from a superior-finish designer retail store in Melbourne.
The thief was caught on CCTV seeking to hook the A$800 (US$529 £414) jewelry off a mannequin’s neck.
He poked the rod through a hole he chipped in the store’s window with out environment off the alarm, law enforcement claimed.
Using two rods, the thief took three hrs to land his capture, reeling in the necklace at about 02:00 on 24 February.
Steven Adigrati, owner of the Le Type boutique, advised community media he was shocked by the “outrageous and brave” theft.
“I couldn’t believe that it,” Mr Adigrati instructed Nine News. “A few-and-a-fifty percent hrs, with two rods, hoping to get this necklace, was astounding. Hook, line, and sinker, I guess. He did it.”
Mr Adigrati stated the thief most likely did not know the value of the necklace, described as a gold Medusa medallion.
“This specific necklace appears a lot additional high priced than what it is, so certainly the temptation was there: gold, bright, iconic Medusa head, so that would have been the temptation,” he explained to ABC Information.
A CCTV online video of the thief’s unusual fishing expedition has been shared to Twitter by Victoria Police.
In it, the person appears to be like about sheepishly ahead of angling his rod toward the shop screen by way of a hole in its window.
Senior constable Bede Whitty reported she experienced hardly ever seen anyone commit a burglary with a fishing rod before.
“It is rather blatant and it really is very bold as well, to have a person show up at with a fishing rod in the center of the evening,” Mr Whitty explained.
Pleasing for additional data, police described the male as white, aged among 40 and 50, about 180cm (5ft 11in) tall, with short, receding hair.