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A female shop assistant (photo) tries to run after the thief, but he fled the shop too quickly with the stolen sunglasses

Opportunistic thief grabs four pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses worth $ 1,000 after seeing them sitting in front of a Melbourne store

  • Victoria Police is looking for a man who has stolen four Ray-Ban sunglasses
  • The thief left on Thursday afternoon with sunglasses worth $ 970
  • An employee of the Melbourne Sunglass Hut store could not stop him
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This is the brutal moment when a man grabs four pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses worth nearly $ 1,000 after seeing them in front of a Melbourne store.

CCTV captured the moment when the man casually picked up the glasses from a Sunglass Hut store on Chapel Street in South Yarra on Thursday at 2.05 p.m.

A female store clerk tried to chase the man, but gave up when he sprinted down the busy main street in the city center.

A female shop assistant (photo) tries to run after the thief, but he fled the shop too quickly with the stolen sunglasses

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A female shop assistant (photo) tries to run after the thief, but he fled the shop too quickly with the stolen sunglasses

A Sunglass Hut employee who asked not to be mentioned told Daily Mail Australia that he was working in the back of the store when the incident occurred.

& # 39; He just walked in and said hello before putting on the sunglasses, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; I tried to run after him myself, but he ran away pretty fast.

& # 39; In total, the four pairs of Ray-Bans would have cost $ 970. & # 39;

The employee said the store experiences weekly theft and even goes through phases when items are stolen daily.

& # 39; We have reported the incident to the local police station.

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& # 39; But I have no confidence that this person would be caught because there are so many thefts in the area. & # 39;

The thief (photo) wore a green sweater, gray sweatpants and black Nike sneakers

The thief (photo) wore a green sweater, gray sweatpants and black Nike sneakers

The thief (photo) wore a green sweater, gray sweatpants and black Nike sneakers

The footage was uploaded to Reddit on Thursday and attracted many responses from people – many who seemed amused by the theft.

& # 39; A shady character if you ask me, & # 39; wrote a person.

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& # 39; Even if they find the glasses, they don't have a case, & # 39; added another.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said they were investigating a shoplifting on Chapel Street in South Yarra on Thursday at around 2 p.m.

No arrests or accusations have been made at this stage.

The female shop assistant (photo) could not run after the thief after he had fled the shop

The female shop assistant (photo) could not run after the thief after he had fled the shop

The female shop assistant (photo) could not run after the thief after he had fled the shop

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The images uploaded on Reddit attracted many reactions (on the photo) from users who seemed amused by the incident

The images uploaded on Reddit attracted many reactions (on the photo) from users who seemed amused by the incident

The images uploaded on Reddit attracted many reactions (on the photo) from users who seemed amused by the incident

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