CCTV plea over man and child distraction theft
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Child sent behind counter to steal phone in Bromley

CCTV of a shop theft in which a distraction thief used a small boy to steal a phone has been released by the Met Police.

The footage shows the man distracting the shopkeeper by pretending to want to make a purchase.

As he did so, the boy went behind the shop counter and took a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone from beside the till.

Police were called to the store in The Glades Shopping Centre in Bromley on 30 August.

  • 11 Sep 2017