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Published on September 27th, 2011 | by admin


Shopper’s Phone Swiped in Chelmsley Wood Store

POLICE have issued CCTV images of a couple they would like to speak to in connection with the swiping a man’s mobile phone as he looked round a Chelmsley Wood store.

Security cameras in Wilkinsons appear to show a woman grab the handset from a table as the victim browsed shelves. Investigating officer PC Julie Stokes, said: “The man was shopping with his daughter and girlfriend when he placed the phone on a table in the household section. A man and woman are seen in conversation before the female walks up to the table and, when the victim’s back is turned, pockets the handset. She then leaves the store with her male friend.The victim’s phone – a black Sony Ericsson K800 – contained many family photographs and he is desperate to see it returned.”

The theft occurred at around 3pm on August 2. The female the police would like to speak to is shown in a white T-shirt with a patterned front whilst the male is wearing a checked shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Julie Stokes at Solihull Police’s Investigation Team on 0345 113 5000 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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