You can’t outrun the internet even if you’re lightning quick.
A thief who pulled off a two-second job on an unsuspecting victim learned how social media travels at warp speed.
The female suspect became an internet star for all the wrong reasons after a clip of the incident went viral on Facebook, Headline Daily reports.
The police are also on her tail.
The victim, a 41-year-old woman surnamed Lee, had just left Lane Crawford in Causeway Bay when she realized her iPhone 5 was missing.
After making a police report, she went back to the store and asked to see a surveillance video.
And there it was.
The clip shows Lee trying on a pair of shoes.
A tall, long-haired woman, who presumably has been following Lee, sits behind her.
It takes the suspect just two seconds to swipe the iPhone from Lee’s handbag and a little more time to get away undetected.
Except that the whole thing was being recorded by a security camera.
Soon enough, the clip was doing the rounds of social media.
A spokesperson for Lane Crawford said the store is helping police in their investigation.
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