Since the video was posted it has been seen by more than 70,000 people and shared nearly 1,500 times.
The reaction follows reports in Cambridgeshire of an independent shop being the victim of theft, while the shop owner is calling out for the public’s help in catching the suspects with CCTV. An AlertSystems spokesperson provides a statement.
An independent shop in Cambridge has released CCTV footage of a distraction theft, as two men worked together in order to steal money from the cash register. The shop, which also has a branch in Oxford, posted the video onto its Facebook page in order to ask for the public’s help in identifying the men.
Since the video was posted it has been seen by more than 70,000 people and shared nearly 1,500 times. “Please share and get them caught – we are disgusted that they would target our lovely little Cambridge shop,” read the Facebook post. The store owners have also reported the crime to the police.
The video shows a man approaching the shop counter and speaking to the female assistant who was on duty. The man appears to ask for help, which leads him and the assistant to leave the shop counter and walk to the back of the store. Whilst this is happening, a different man enters the store and proceeds to take money from the cash register, before making off without being caught.
AlertSystems, a leading provider of CCTV surveillance across the UK, takes a keen interest in reports such as this. A spokesperson provided this statement: “If there was any doubt about the effectiveness of CCTV then this story should prove just how beneficial it can be. The footage has been published on social media in an effort to gain the public’s help, and with over 70,000 views there’s a much higher chance of these two men being brought to justice.
“CCTV in the store was able to catch the appearance of these men, and hopefully someone out there will be able to come forward with information. Having the helping hand of CCTV when it comes to tracking down criminals can be a massive boost, and all commercial premises could take advantage of what it is able to provide.”
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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