Everyone knows that all the best fishermen are calm, patient and quietly determined to spend all day out with their fishing rod until they get their catch.
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Well this Aussie criminal also has those special qualities, which is how he successfully managed to steal this $799 Versace necklace by spending three hours trying to hook it off a mannequin and reel it in with his fishing rod:
Versace heist: Watch the extraordinary effort this man goes to in order to steal a $799 Versace necklace, using a fishing rod. It took him three hours to reel the piece of costume jewellery in. #criminalsofMebourne @theheraldsun https://t.co/skSgQticxz pic.twitter.com/71MyQCu4ZE
— Brianna Travers (@briannatravers) March 4, 2020
How did he manage to go unnoticed over three hours in Melbourne’s central business district? Well according to Australia’s ABC News it was 2am on a Monday but even still, you’d think someone would clock what he was up to.
The man spent almost three hours trying to hook the $800 costume jewellery off the dummy’s neck, after breaking a hole in the window of high-end fashion boutique lestyle in Little Collins Street.
Police said the thief used two different-sized rods before eventually reeling in the Medusa medallion necklace just after 2:00am on Monday February 24.
Lestyle owner Steven Adigrati said the man chipped a hole in the glass without setting off the alarm.
Here’s what the Medusa medallion necklace looks like – $799!
And a close-up of the man, who is currently being hunted by Victoria police:
I mean some might argue he deserves to keep the item after patiently grinding for three hours to fish it out of a hole in the window, but then again maybe he doesn’t have his fishing license? Which is highly illegal you know. Otherwise let the king wear his necklace IMO – he’s earned it.
For the Norwegian man who went fishing and ended up catching a rare alien ‘ratfish’, click HERE.