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Image released of 'crying' Buckinghamshire shop thief

Crying thief
Image caption The thief was seen crying on the street shortly after he dropped the money

Police have released a CCTV image of a thief who was seen crying in the street after he dropped cash he had stolen from a Buckinghamshire shop.

Two men targeted the One Stop Shop in Bradwell Common in Milton Keynes on the morning of 6 May.

One of the men was holding £7,000 stolen from the safe, but dropped large quantities of it when he was chased by members of the public.

The man was seen walking along the street crying shortly afterwards.

To gain access to the safe, one of the men hid behind stock at the store, and walked into the staff room when a member of staff left.

Thief chased

The second offender kept watch.

But as the man holding the money left the shop he turned to signal to the second offender and dropped some.

Members of the public and staff started to chase him. He dropped "large amounts of cash" as he tried to get away, police said.

The second man was seen driving off at speed in a small black hatchback and it is believed he picked up the first offender.

The first offender was described as black wearing a black jacket and the second offender was white and was wearing a black jacket and jeans.

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