Burka-wearing thief
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Burka-wearing thief at Manchester jewellers on CCTV

A thief in Manchester has robbed a jewellers disguised in a burka.

The person dressed in the full body cloak and walking with a pushchair stood outside Choice Jewellers on Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, on Sunday.

A police spokesman said staff had opened the locked door because they had thought the person was a customer.

The person then blocked the door open with the pushchair, allowing armed accomplices to enter and steal "a large quantity of jewellery" before escaping.

  • 02 Jul 2012