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Distraction thefts such as this leave shop staff with little chance

The response follows reports of a phone being stolen from a Gametronics shop in Lincoln. Police have now released CCTV footage of the incident to ask for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

Police have appealed to the public for help in identifying suspects after an incident of phone theft in Lincoln. Three men entered a Gametronics shop last month and used distraction techniques to leave without paying for an Apple iPhone 6, and now CCTV footage has been released in an effort to help track them down.

One man entered the shop first and is believed to have acted as a lookout, blocking the view of staff while another man, of larger build, came in and gave a third man a leg-up to reach a display unit. He reached over the unit and took the iPhone 6, before they all left the store together without paying for the phone. Officers are asking the public to take a look at the images from the CCTV footage and come forward with any details regarding their identities and whereabouts.

AlertSystems, a leading provider of CCTV installations across the UK, takes a keen interest in reports such as this. A spokesperson provided this statement: “Distraction thefts such as this leave shop staff with little chance, as their attention is focused elsewhere and they don’t have the ability to be everywhere at once. When you get a group of people working together like this it becomes very hard to keep goods protected.

“Fortunately there are ways to keep your premises more secure, and by installing high quality CCTV you’ll be able to keep track of everything that goes on, giving police the vital help they need to track down criminals. If you don’t have security cameras installed on your commercial property, perhaps now is the time to seriously think about it.”

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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