Man tries to steal – level 3

04-09-2014 07:00

A man who attempted to steal a gold necklace from a jewellery store in China was arrested on Tuesday following a chase involving shop employees and local residents.

This surveillance footage shows the man entering a gold shop at around 10.40 am and asking a saleswoman to let him try on a gold necklace worth over $3,000.

When he was asked to take off the necklace and return it, the man began talking on his phone whilst walking towards the door. He then ran out of the shop and was chased by one of the saleswomen. The thief was caught by the store workers and passers-by whilst attempting to hail a taxi.

Police eventually arrived at the scene and took the man into custody. The 27-year-old robbery suspect is a local resident who said he attempted the robbery to pay off a gambling debt.

Difficult words: surveillance footage (security camera video), chase (follow), hail (get), thief  (person who steals something), eventually (in the end), custody (prison).



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