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Can you help identify these two men?

06 Aug, 2018 11:54 Witness Appeals

Recognise these two men? We would like to talk to them in connection to the theft of a woman's purse in Staines. 

The incident happened in H&M on the High Street in Staines between 12.30 and 1pm on 6 July.

We believe that our efforts to find out what happened can be assisted by these two men.

They are described as: 

  • Man on left: 30-40 years of age, approximately 5ft 9 inches tall, is a stocky build, short hair.
  • Man on right:30-40 years of age, approximately 6ft tall, slim build with closely shaven dark hair.

Sergeant Paul Grinter said: “We would like to speak to these men in this CCTV and anyone else who may have seen something in or near H&M on the High Street around midday on 6 July.

“Also, we would like to remind people to always take some simple precautions when out and about:

“Don't leave your bag unattended (for instance in a shopping trolley, or on a cafe table while getting food) even for a moment - thieves can be very quick.

“Watch out for people approaching you when sat at a table (at a coffee shop for instance). A common technique is to ask for directions and use the cover of a map or newspaper to take your valuables from the table.

“Keep your bag zipped up, so thieves can't see what is in there.

“Consider attaching bells to your purse or phone (so it makes a noise when it is removed) or attaching them to your bag with a strap (so they are harder to remove).

“Wear your bag across your chest so that it can't be pulled from your shoulder."

If you know who these men are or have information that could help our investigation, please call 101 with reference: PR/45180072032.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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