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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

CCTV appeal after two men use boy to steal from charity shop in Wimbledon




CCTV footage of two men who used a young boy as part of a distraction to rob a charity shop in Wimbledon has been released.
The boy involved is believed to be about 5 years-old.

A mobile phone and ladies clothing were stolen from a Cancer Research shop on the High Street on Tuesday the 11 October police

CCTV footage from within the shop caught two men trying on clothes. As one of the men distracted the sales assistant, the other man walked over to the till with a small boy and got him to pick up the phone, lift up his top, and conceal the mobile in the front of his trousers.

The two men and boy then left the store with ladies' clothing - which they did not make any attempt to pay for - and the charity shop worker’s mobile phone.

The first suspect is described as a large white man in his early 30s with a brown beard, wearing a grey long sleeve top with a green logo on his left breast, grey cap, black shoulder bag, black shorts and black and white trainers.

The second is described as a large white man in his late 20s wearing a dark blue t-shirt, dark blue peaked cap, dark red trousers, white socks and dark shoes.

The boy involved is described as white with short brown hair, about five years old wearing a dark coloured top with a green and white image on the front, dark red trousers and black and white trainers.

PC Sue Clarke, from Merton Borough, said: "We are keen to identify the two men in the CCTV footage who appear to use the child in their care to steal from those working in a cancer research shop. We would also urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact us."

Anyone with information or any witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:19 am  

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