Suspect distracts 69 year-old victim and steals bank card from Tesco hole-in-the-wall

Suspect 155246

Suspect 155246

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Police have a released a CCTV image of a distraction thief.

Suspect 155246 is wanted in connection with theft at Tesco superstore in High Road, Leyton, on June 3 at just after 4pm. 

The man pictured wearing a distincive Middle Eastern headdress used a distraction tactic to steal a 69 year-old man's bank card from the machine. 

According to police, he waved a piece of paper whilst standing close to the victim at the cashpoint and then the card vanished.  

Soon after the bank card was used by the thief at a hole-in-the-wall in Leyton to withdraw £90 cash before it was reported stolen. 

The CCTV has been released to the Guardian as part of a joint venture with the Metropolitan Police to identify potential perpetrators of unsolved crimes in the borough.

Anyone with information is asked contact Waltham Forest police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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10:50am Thu 28 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Crime of enrichment.
Crime of enrichment. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -13

4:38pm Thu 28 Aug 14

cynicalsue says...

Chop his hands off when he is caught.
Chop his hands off when he is caught. cynicalsue
  • Score: 14

10:38pm Thu 28 Aug 14

faro0485 says...

Chop hands? It's just one hand as per the Quran.
Chop hands? It's just one hand as per the Quran. faro0485
  • Score: -9

11:24pm Thu 28 Aug 14

cynicalsue says...

faro0485 wrote:
Chop hands? It's just one hand as per the Quran.
I'm just making it up as I go along. A bit like religion.
[quote][p][bold]faro0485[/bold] wrote: Chop hands? It's just one hand as per the Quran.[/p][/quote]I'm just making it up as I go along. A bit like religion. cynicalsue
  • Score: 13

7:07am Fri 29 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

cynicalsue wrote:
faro0485 wrote:
Chop hands? It's just one hand as per the Quran.
I'm just making it up as I go along. A bit like religion.
You may get the chop, Suey.
[quote][p][bold]cynicalsue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]faro0485[/bold] wrote: Chop hands? It's just one hand as per the Quran.[/p][/quote]I'm just making it up as I go along. A bit like religion.[/p][/quote]You may get the chop, Suey. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

10:44am Fri 29 Aug 14

DaveInTheForest says...

As per Rotherham, better let him off in the interests of community cohesion.
As per Rotherham, better let him off in the interests of community cohesion. DaveInTheForest
  • Score: 7

2:38pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Kerim69 says...

faro0485 wrote:
Chop hands? It's just one hand as per the Quran.
I'd rather chop his head off. That'll be in the interest of society! KERIM!!!!
[quote][p][bold]faro0485[/bold] wrote: Chop hands? It's just one hand as per the Quran.[/p][/quote]I'd rather chop his head off. That'll be in the interest of society! KERIM!!!! Kerim69
  • Score: 9

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