What a dummy! ‘Polish thief’ poses as a mannequin until closing time before ‘robbing department store’
- The man, 22, was caught on CCTV stealing from Warsaw jewellery store
- He was temporarily arrested for three months and faces up to 10 years in jail
Surveillance footage captured the moment a 22-year-old thief stood motionless in a Polish department store posing as a mannequin, waiting to steal.
Holding his pose until closing time, the man then sprung back to life, bag at the ready, and allegedly proceeded to burgle a Warsaw jewellery store.
‘When he felt safe, he went hunting and robbed the island of jewellery’, assistant inspector Robert Szumiata from the Śródmieście District Police Headquarters said in a statement.
This was not the first instance the man had allegedly stolen from the department store.
Szumiata said on another occasion the man allegedly again waited for closing before grabbing a bite to eat at a nearby bar. He then maneuvered his way into a another store under a steel curtain and allegedly grabbed some designer clothing.
Surveillance footage captured the moment a 22-year-old man stood motionless in a Polish department store posing as a mannequin before allegedly proceeding to burgle a jewellery store
CCTV caught the moment the man maneuvered his way into a another store under a steel curtain and allegedly grabbed some designer clothing
The man was temporarily arrested for three months and faces up to 10 years in jail
The man was ‘known’ to have stolen from another ‘gallery’ taking money and other items, assistant inspector Robert Szumiata said
‘On the way, he stopped at a familiar bar once again to eat another meal. However, his luck finally ran out on him as he was spotted and captured by security personnel who called the police.’
He said it was ‘known’ that the 22-year-old had committed thefts and burglaries in another gallery, ‘where, after its closure, he took money from several cash registers and tried to steal other items’.
Szumiata confirmed the downtown Department for Combating Property Crime has charged the man with burglary and theft.
At the request of the Warsaw Śródmieście Północ District Prosecutor’s Office, the court decided to temporarily arrest the man for three months.
The Penal Code provides for up to 10 years’ imprisonment for these crimes, he said.
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