SAUDI ARABIA, where the burqa bandit originated

UnknownAn African man demonstrated great skill when he snatched an item worth nearly SR15,000 (US$4,000) at a jewelry shop before passing it to the burqa-clad woman next to him.

Emirates  A YouTube film showed the woman then pretended to be asking the shop owner about the price of another item before the couple left the shop with their big loot. The Saudi Arabic language daily Arar said the theft took place at a key jewelry shop in the northern town of Arar and that the owner was not aware of the missing item until after the couple had left. It said police had mounted a manhunt for the two.

Yet stores in the UK, US, and most of the West still refuse to ban burqas.