Thieves pretend to be mannequins until store shut before stealing designer clothes


A gang of crafty thieves pretended to be mannequins when a department store was locking up for the night – before they made away with £10,000 worth of designer clothes.

They posed as dummies at a Beales store in Worthing, Sussex, alongside the real models on display.As soon as staff had shut up shop , they browsed the stock at their leisure picking out what they wanted.

Sussex Police were baffled as to how the gang – who are still on the run – got in without setting off alarms at the upmarket store.The alarm only sounded when they left the building via a fire escape with thousands of pounds worth of gear.

Beales is fitted with a sophisticated alarm system of sensors that should detect movement, and would have ‘spotted’ the burglars had they tried to break in..

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