Bag snatcher tries to flee store, only to smash through window

video of bag thief on the run

Screenshots of the robber trying to escape 

This is the moment a bag snatcher fled a shopping mall - before running straight into a shop window as he tried to make his escape.

The mystery thief in Perth, Australia, was caught on camera sprinting from a shop after making off with a shopper's purse.

But in his haste to flee the crime scene, he mistakes a closed glass door as being open and slams straight through the window.

when he knocked himself down by smashing through a glass door

The robber appears to temporarily knocked out after crashing through the pane of glass - but still somehow manages to make a getaway.

Bystanders at the Market Place Shopping Centre are seen on CCTV going to his aid completely unaware of the bag snatching.

A second man then appears from the car park and threatens the good samaritans to leave him alone, dragging the hapless thief away.

Both men eventually make off in a stolen green Lexus, which police say had been taken from a home in nearby Mirrabooka.

The criminals are described as dark-skinned, about 15 to 25 years of age, between 170cm to 180cm tall, slim build with dark coloured wavy hair.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

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