Southend phone thief 'used child as cover'
CCTV footage has been released which appears to show a man using a young girl to help him steal a mobile phone.
Baseo, an electrical shop in Southend, posted a film of the incident on its Facebook page, saying the child was used as a "visual shield" during the theft.
As reported in the Echo, a Samsung Galaxy A3 worth £151 was taken on 2 July.
Essex Police said it was investigating and has asked for anyone with details of the man to come forward.
11 Jul 2016
- From the section Essex