Sussex

Bognor Regis 'model' thief makes off with clothes

  • 29 March 2014
  • From the section Sussex
CCTV of man
Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft.

A man posing as a model in a charity fashion show tricked staff at a clothes shop into giving him hundreds of pounds worth of clothing for free.

The thief walked into Stones Clothing in The Arcade, Bognor Regis, and claimed he was in the event, which the shop had already agreed to support.

The show was organised to raise money for the Pray for Issey campaign.

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft.

The man took eight items of clothing worth £425, including a Lambretta parka coat, Voi jeans and Voi hooded sweatshirts.

Pray for Issey was set up by Bognor Regis couple Paul and Samantha Riley to support the children's neurosciences unit at Southampton General Hospital.

Their seven-year-old daughter Isabella had a brain tumour removed there.

PC Emma Howard said: "Both the Riley family and the event organisers are horrified that someone has done this.

"We would like to speak to anyone who saw the thief in the store or who recognises the man in the CCTV."

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