The UNUSUAL suspects! Police hunt grey-haired duo ‘caught stealing jewellery’ on shop’s CCTV
- Shop owner Lisa Blatch investigated after £65 necklace went missing from store
- She saw smartly-dressed elderly man put item into carrier bag before leaving
- Owner furious at incident and shared clip online, now viewed by 10,000 people
- Essex Police officers are now investigating after incident last Friday at midday
An elderly couple have been caught on camera appearing to steal jewellery from a shop before leaving.
Lisa Blatch, who owns Scape Interiors in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, began investigating after a £65 necklace went missing from her store last Friday.
She then viewed her CCTV footage and saw a smartly-dressed elderly man put the item into a large carrier bag before exiting the store with a woman.
CCTV footage shows the couple looking at a £65 necklace which they then appeared to steal
The incident happened at Scape Interiors in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, last Friday at about midday
Ms Blatch, 54, was left furious by the incident and shared a clip online, which has been viewed by more than 10,000 people. Essex Police are now investigating.
She said: ‘I was shocked when I realised (they) were an elderly couple. It goes to show we shouldn’t judge anyone on their appearances.
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‘I would not have imagined the couple who are on the CCTV would be the ones (allegedly) responsible for the theft.
‘The item they stole was a £65 long necklace which had a tortoise shell effect. Both of them have been named by local people but no arrests have yet been made.
The elderly man appeared to put the item into a large carrier bag before exiting the store
Ms Blatch, 54, was left furious by the incident and shared a clip of the CCTV footage online
The theft took place from Scape Interiors in Leigh, which also once had two £700 rugs stolen
‘I just want the necklace back. Thankfully I have some great customers and since sharing the post online it has been viewed by over 10,000 people.
Shop owner Lisa Blatch told how she was ‘shocked’ when she saw the CCTV footage
‘The power of social media is amazing and I’m sure we’ll get justice eventually.’
Scape Interiors – a stylish furniture and jewellery store – will now be more vigilant towards elderly thieves.
Ms Blatch added: ‘The couple in this CCTV were carrying empty shopping bags with them which, looking back, is a little strange.
‘It’s annoying that this has happened to our store but there is always sanctification when they are caught.
‘I wasn’t working when this theft took place but thieves are so clever these days that it’s impossible to watch every single person.
‘Even though we don’t get a lot of thieves, we did have two £700 rugs stolen not so long ago which were rolled up and placed into an empty pram.’
A spokesman for Essex Police said: ‘We are investigating the theft from a shop in Leigh-on-Sea on June 22.
‘Around midday, a man entered the store on Broadway and picked up an item which he left the shop with, without making an attempt to pay for it. Enquiries are ongoing.’
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