The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

Male robbers a pair of burkas


LONDON: Robbers who dressed in burkas to raid a pawnbroker­s were caught after passers-by noticed they “did not walk like women” and called cops.

Armed with a fake gun, Michael Lindo, 34, and Aaron Dumetz, 24, struck as staff prepared to open the shop.

They forced one woman to open a safe and stole jewellery and cash worth £64,000.

But witnesses who saw them in the full-length Islamic garments were alerted by their manly gait and raised the alarm. Police swarmed and chased the pair as they fled the shop in South London.

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