CCTV inside a shoe shop in Wood Green, London, shows a suspected thief pinching a wallet from a suitcase right under the victim’s nose
This is the shocking moment an alleged thief steals a wallet just inches from its owner in a busy shoe shop.
CCTV footage taken from inside a trainer store in High Road, Wood Green, on Sunday shows the suspect pinching the wallet from the victim’s suitcase.
Victim stands with her suitcase towards the beginning of the video (Facebook / Rafael Girardi)
The victim is seen browsing items, unaware of the alleged pickpocket who audaciously inspects the contents of her suitcase – from unzipping the bag, to sticking her hand inside to feel around
After several attempts to steal the contents, made under the guise of holding trainers up to distract any onlookers, the suspect pulls a wallet reportedly full of holiday cash out of the bag.
No arrests have been made and police urge those with any information about the crime to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.