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Tunisian soccer team players accused of stealing more than a thousand dollars worth of items

Caught on camera: Tunisian soccer team players are accused of stealing more than a thousand dollars worth of items from Perth sports stores – but police say they won’t lay charges

  •  Several members of a Tunisian soccer team were filmed stealing sports goods
  •  The incidents occurred at the same time at two Watertown shops in Perth’s west
  •  Police decided not to lay charges and said the incident was a misunderstanding

Players from a national soccer team have been accused of stealing more than a thousand dollars worth of items from sports stores. 

Members from the Tunisian soccer team, who are in Perth competing in the mini-world cup at Langley Park, were filmed stuffing their bags at two retailers on Monday. 

Four athletes were spotted walking to the back of the Fila shop in Watertown before three began passing items to each other over the change room doors. 

Four athletes (pictured) were spotted walking to the back of the Fila shop in Watertown before three began passing items to each other over the change room doors

Meanwhile, other sports-stars were witnessed in a nearby Jim Kidd oulet stuffing nine pairs of shoes valued at $1300 into their bags.

Fila staff said price tags had been removed and were scattered across the floor, according to 7News.  

Acting manager of Jim Kidd, Alex Zdravkovic said some players walked out wearing the shoes, but began handing them back while the cops were on their way.

When police arrived two hours later and reviewed the footage they decided not to lay charges.

They determined a misunderstanding had occurred and the players took the sportswear believing their manager would pay. 

 ‘All males from the team were identified and spoken to, with all items returned to the store,’ a spokeswoman said.

‘No charges were laid due to a believed misunderstanding between the team members and their management.’ 

The team was knocked out of the 32 nations tournament after losing a match on Friday. 

Members from the Tunisian soccer team (pictured), who are in Perth competing in the mini-world cup at Langley Park, were filmed stuffing their bags at two retailers on Monday

Members from the Tunisian soccer team (pictured), who are in Perth competing in the mini-world cup at Langley Park, were filmed stuffing their bags at two retailers on Monday



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