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Hong Kong shoplifter snaps up $163,000 alligator coat from Burberry

Published on Feb 21, 2014 12:40 PM
 
A woman walks past a Burberry store in Hong Kong on February 21, 2014. A brazen shoplifter has helped himself to an alligator-leather coat worth nearly HKD1 million (USD130,000) from a flagship Burberry store in one of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts, police said on Feb 21, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

HONG KONG (AFP) - A brazen shoplifter has helped himself to an alligator-leather coat worth nearly HK$1 million (S$163,000) from a flagship Burberry store in one of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts, police said on Friday.

The pricy trench coat was displayed on a mannequin, and staff at the British brand's shop in Tsim Sha Tsui discovered it was missing after they closed for business on Wednesday.

"The person who reported the case discovered a leather jacket worth about HK$900,000 had disappeared. A review of the security cameras made staff believe it had been stolen," police said in a statement.

Police are looking for a strongly built male suspect aged between 30 and 40, it said.

 
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