Thief caught on camera stealing a phone in a store

Thief caught on camera stealing a phone in a store

- A young man has been caught on camera stealing in a store

- The thief was spotted as he stole a phone right in front of the owner

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A video where a young man was spotted stealing has gone viral on social media. The young man was caught expertly stealing a phone right in front of the owner in the midst of people in a store.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on London Road in Southend. The man had reportedly entered the store pretending to be a tourist who was asking for directions.

In the video, the young man had a map in his hands to ask for directions. He was spotted using the map to distract the people around him in other to expertly steal the phone from the desk.

Thief caught on camera

Thief caught on camera stealing a phone in a store Photo source: Facebook page Your Southend

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According to Facebook page Your Southend, thieves reportedly working together targeted a number of stores were in the Southend area.

Your Southend revealed that the spokesperson of the firm where the incident occurred urged people to report to the authorities if he was identified.

"This delightful person visited our office today and stole from one of our kindest and most hardworking employees. We will be eternally grateful if anyone can identify him. It appears he has been doing the same thing around lots of local businesses, so please beware."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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