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Man wanted following thefts from hospital patients

February 26, 2013, 3:17 pm

Police are appealing for the publics help to trace a man wanted in connection with the theft of items from two patients at Salford Royal Hospital.

On 15 February 2013, a mobile phone and wallets containing cash was stolen from a drawer on one of the wards while a patient was having surgery.

On 21 February 2013, almost £100 was stolen from a room on the same ward.

CCTV cameras have been checked and the same person has been seen on both occasions.

Police have released an image of the man and are keen to identify him.

PC Steven Hughes, from the Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Targeting people when they are unwell and undergoing surgery is deplorable and we are working closely with the hospital to identify the person responsible.

“We are looking for a man who is captured on CCTV at times when both thefts have been reported and we are keen to identify him.

“If anyone knows him or has information about these incidents please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5235, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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