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the man obscured a counter with a piece of paper and managed to take the phone from underneath

Police in Walthamstow are using CCTV to ask for the public’s help in identifying a thief who used distraction techniques to steal a smart phone. An AlertSystems spokesperson responds to the report.

Walthamstow police have published images of a man they want to speak to regarding the theft of a Samsung S3 smart phone. The incident occurred at Malibu hairdressers in Hoe Street, Walthamstow last October, and now police have used CCTV footage to see if the public can help in identifying the man.

The suspect entered the shop at around 10:20am on October 22nd 2014, where he then began to ask staff whether there were any job vacancies available. While he was doing this the man obscured a counter with a piece of paper and managed to take the phone from underneath, before leaving the shop unnoticed.

The CCTV image of the man has been passed around by police and they are appealing for anyone with any knowledge of him or his whereabouts to come forward with details. AlertSystems, a leading supplier of commercial security installations, takes a keen interest in reports such as this. A spokesperson provided this statement: “Thefts like this are especially concerning as it happened in the middle of the day while the shop was open and people were around.

“The thief used particularly sly distraction techniques to swipe the phone from under the nose of its owner, but luckily there was CCTV installed on the premises so his picture can be published for everyone to see. With any luck, someone out there will recognise the man and be able to tell police about his location, so that the phone can finally be retrieved.

“CCTV is an effective way of catching criminals after the act, and if you want to protect your business from potential crime then contact AlertSystems today. We provide professional security installations that can keep your premises more secure and protected.”

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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