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as two people entered the shop and worked together to steal a laptop

Staffordshire police have released CCTV images as they try to trace distraction thieves who stole a laptop. An AlertSystems spokesperson provides a reaction to the news.

Police are appealing to the public as they seek to track down a pair of distraction thieves in East Staffordshire. The incident occurred at a Cash Converters on Station Street last month, as two people entered the shop and worked together to steal a laptop.

First a female got the attention of a member of staff and distracted him, which left her male accomplice free to walk up to the display and remove a silver Asus laptop. The pair then left the shop without paying, and now police are hoping that CCTV images of both will result in a member of the public coming forward with information.

The man is described as being in his early thirties, with short black hair, a beard and estimated to be around 5 foot 3 inches tall. The woman is described as being in her mid-thirties, with long brown hair that was tied in a ponytail during the incident. Anyone who recognises the pair is urged to contact Staffordshire Police immediately.

AlertSystems, a leading provider of commercial security solutions, has a strong interest in stories regarding CCTV. A spokesperson provided this statement: “These thieves used clever techniques to distract a staff member and make away with a laptop, which goes to show this theft was certainly premeditated.

“When thieves are using these methods it’s imperative that businesses adopt the highest levels of security. They need all the help they can get if they want to protect their stock and their employees. CCTV acts a deterrent against thieves and it’s also a great system for catching thieves after the act, as police can use the footage to secure convictions.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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