Thief in Guildford takes phones worth £17,000

Shoppers or workers in a Surrey town centre may have information to help find a thief who took mobile phones worth more than £17,000, police said.

They are hoping to jog the memories of people in Guildford High Street a week after the theft outside Vodafone.

The thief, who was wearing a fluorescent vest, took two boxes of phones while a delivery van was being unloaded at about 10:50 GMT on Friday.

He made off with the boxes along Swan Lane in the direction of North Street.

'Audacious thief'

"The theft was carried out in a brazen manner in broad daylight in the centre of Guildford," said Det Con Dan Chant.

"I am hoping that someone will have a vital snippet of information which could help officers locate and bring this audacious thief to justice."

The man is described as white, about 6ft tall, of medium build and in his early to mid 30s.

He had short brown hair and was wearing a green/blue jumper with a yellow high visibility vest, blue jeans and white trainers.

Mr Chant said he also wanted to hear from anyone who had been offered an iPhone 4S or seen them for sale in an unusual location.

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