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Police are investigating an alleged brazen theft from a sports retailer early yesterday afternoon.
A police media spokeswoman said the alleged incident occurred about 12.45pm yesterday, a male and female apparently having entered the Small Planet store, in Shotover St, and helped themselves to "clothing items".
The Otago Daily Times witnessed staff from the store chasing a male down Athol St, yelling at him.
After he got into a dark-coloured vehicle parked in the street, a woman stood behind the vehicle, jumping out of the way as it reversed.
She then stood in front of the vehicle to try to block its exit and again had to jump out of the way as it raced off. Two males, also understood to work at the store, then chased it on foot.
Staff declined to comment when spoken to by the ODT.
No further information was available last night.