People need to be more careful when going about their everyday business as you might be followed without being aware. A CCTV footage emerge, showing the moment a pickpocket carefully separates a woman from her husband before stealing £1,700 from her handbag in a grocery food store in Wembley, North London.
According to the CCTV the pickpocket was recorded following the victim into a groceries store and the moment the woman went into the back room of the shop, the pickpocket pretended to need something from the shelf and deeps her hand in the bag to steal the money. Another female accomplice steps into the victim’s way shortly after the pickpocket got the money to distract the victim. The customer found out her money was missing when she got to the counter to pay for goods in her basket. See the CCTV video below:
Apparently the Victim had visited the bank earlier to withdraw the cash but unaware the thief had been following her from the bank. The police are presently investigating the crime although no arrests have been made.
The police is advising members of the public to be very vigilant all the time most especially in public places. Commotion and disturbance like a fight, a messy spill, or a jostle or stumble are often used by pickpockets to distract their victims. Always keep you bags zipped and If you are sitting down to eat or rest, strap you bags around your arm, leg, or chair leg, the point is you need to make sure that your pocket and bags are impenetrable and harder to get into. Please share this post for more awareness.