Louth

CCTV catches man pocketing watch dropped by fellow shopper

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Police are looking for a man caught on CCTV stealing a watch dropped by a woman who stood in front of him in a queue.

The distraction theft was reported to have happened at around 11.45am on Wednesday April 25 in B&Q on Fairfield Industrial Way in Louth.

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A woman’s watch fell from her wrist when she was standing at the till. She realised it was missing once she and her husband were back at their car and went back into the store to try to find it.

They spoke to staff and reviewed CCTV, which showed a man nearby picking up the watch from the floor before putting it in his pocket and leaving the store.

Lincolnshire Police said in a statement: “We would like to talk to the man shown in the CCTV image in connection with the enquiry.”

Anyone who recognises him should contact Lincolnshire Police on the non-emergency 101 number.