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Bungling bookstore burglar gets backpack stuck in door — while wearing it

Footage has emerged of a bungling Collins Street bookstore robber who got trapped in sliding doors by his backpack.

The thief, holding a cup of drink, was stuck for a time because he didn’t think to take off his backpack, which is lodged between the giant doors.

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The man later smashes a security door and left the store struggling to carry a heavy, small safe.

The theft occurred last Thursday and the robber is still on the run.

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