Teen thug fleeing LV store with stolen merchandise knocks himself out after smashing into glass window

The 17-year-old suspect is seen in the video smashing into the shop's glass plate window head-on while carrying stolen handbags

Teen thug fleeing LV store with stolen merchandise knocks himself out after smashing into glass window
The 17-year-old suspect attempted to steal $18,0000 worth of handbags off of the display at a Louis Vuitton store in Bellevue, Washington, police said (Bellevue Police Department)
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BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: A man who stole more than $18K worth of merchandise from a Louis Vuitton store in an upscale Seattle suburb ended up knocking himself out during a frantic escape attempt. The attempted heist occurred in broad daylight at a store in Bellevue, according to NewYork Post.

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The 17-year-old suspect is shown in the video smashing into the shop's glass plate window head-on while carrying stolen handbags before collapsing to the ground. The odd occurrence that occurred in August also saw two female accomplices escape. When police arrived, the young attacker was semi-conscious and breathing, according to Meeghan Black, the public information officer for the Bellevue Police Department, who spoke to DailyMail.com.

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The suspect was subsequently detained and eventually given to a family member at the hospital, according to Black. According to prosecutors, the thief's identity was withheld since he is a minor and a member of a retail criminal theft ring, according to a report by Fox News.

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According to a police spokesperson, organized retail theft and criminality have increased in several parts of the city. Despite the fact that the heist at the Louis Vuitton store happened in August, the footage is still making the rounds on social media.
"Bellevue is a suburb of Seattle, a fairly wealthy suburb with high-end shops and access to the freeway, so it makes us an easy target," she said.

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Black said that following the bust, a recent anti-crime effort was started that makes use of real-time data to enable law enforcement to track when a crime is occurring. "The police department, in partnership with loss prevention of these stores, has teamed up for higher visibility and undercover operations inside the stores to target these prolific thieves," she said. 'We have had significant success."

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According to the report, more than 50 repeat offenders had been detained in Bellevue for retail robbery and theft. Fifty-nine organized retail theft cases have been charged by the county so far this year.

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