A man in the Polish capital Warsaw has been arrested after posing as a mannequin in a shop window to steal jewelry. BBC reported. In photos released by Warsaw police, the 22-year-old man was seen standing behind the shop window, carrying a bag. Surprisingly, neither staff nor shoppers noticed anything suspicious as the man blended in with the mannequins in the window.
According to police, the suspect wandered through several departments after closing, eventually targeting a jewelry stand. ”With a bag in his hand, he stood still in front of a shop window and pretended to be a mannequin. When he felt safe, he went hunting and robbed the island of jewelry,” police in Warsaw’s central Srodmiescie district said in a statement. However, he was eventually spotted by security personnel.
He is also accused of stealing items from another shopping center.
”But his luck finally ran out when he was spotted and captured by security personnel who called the police. It is already known that the 22-year-old also committed thefts and burglaries at another gallery, where he took money from various cash registers and tried to steal other items after it closed,” police said.
The man has been in pre-trial detention for three months and could face up to ten years in prison if convicted. Guardian.
In another similar incident, police say he had a late dinner at a restaurant in a second shopping center and waited for it to close. He went into a clothing store and “exchanged his clothes for new ones,” before returning to the restaurant for another meal. However, he was caught when CCT V slipped under the partially opened shutters of the clothing store.
Social media users were amused by the stunt and posted hilarious comments. ”One user wrote: ‘Well, I suppose so.’ Wooden him,” while another commented: “This is hilarious.” A third said: ‘Question: what’s the biggest Polish burglary you’ve ever heard of? Answer: A man has been accused of posing as a mannequin in a shop window in Warsaw to steal jewelry after hours.”
A fourth added: ‘Crime is bad of course but you have to give this man some credit for his creativity and balls.’