Young boy 'helped men steal from shop'
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Young boy 'helped men steal from charity shop'

A boy as young as five was enlisted by two men to steal from a charity shop in a distraction theft, police have said.

Officers released CCTV footage of a man instructing the boy to take a mobile phone from behind the till of a Cancer Research store in Wimbledon, south-west London, while an accomplice is said to have been distracting staff on 11 October.

The boy is then seen lifting up his top and stuffing the phone down the front of his trousers.

The Met has urged anyone with information on the alleged theft to contact them.

  • 16 Nov 2016