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Thieves at Christmas Market caught on camera

November 21, 2012, 2:29 pm

Police have released images of two men they want to speak to after a mobile phone was stolen from a man at the Christmas Market in Birmingham.

The photo was captured by a friend of the victim who was taking a video on his phone at the time of the theft.

Officers want to hear from anyone who recognises the men or anyone who was at the bar in front of the Council House in Victoria Square at around 8.15pm on Friday (16 November) and witnessed the crime.

PC William Salt, of the City Centre Theft Team, said: “It was pure chance that images of the suspects were captured on video by the victims friend.

“We want anyone who can help us identify the men or anyone who has seen any suspicious activity at the Christmas Market to contact us as soon as possible.

“A policing operation is in place to keep those visiting the market safe, with officers patrolling in both high visibility uniform and plain clothes to deter and detect suspected criminals.

“With so many people expected to attend the market, we would remind visitors to keep personal belongings secure. Mobile phones, wallets and purses are all potential targets for would-be thieves so please keep these tucked away safely.”

Anyone with any information about the robbery should call local police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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