A man was caught on a supermarket’s CCTV at a self-service check out, distracting a member of staff before walking out without paying for a Samsung TV worth £399.
(PRWEB UK) 3 June 2013
Police detectives in Kent have released a CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with the theft of a television from a supermarket in Swanley, reports News Hopper.
The Kent based newspaper reports that a man was caught on a supermarket’s CCTV at a self-service check out, distracting a member of staff before walking out without paying for a Samsung TV worth £399 between 11.35pm and 11.55pm on May 1.
The paper details how the man was then thought to have boarded a train at Swanley rail station towards Sevenoaks, possibly alighting at Shoreham. He is described as a man of slim build with short blonde hair, aged in his 30s and about 5ft 10ins tall.
A spokesperson from AlertSystems said:
“This was quite a brazen theft from the supermarket but hopefully by releasing these images detectives will be able to track the man responsible. In a large store such as a supermarket, it can be difficult for staff to keep track of everyone and a distraction theft is a frequent tactic. A monitored CCTV surveillance system can be highly effective in deterring thefts and if they should occur releasing the images to the police and public will often result in the thieves being caught.”
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