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Phone stolen in distraction theft

 Published on: 13th May 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A receptionist in Bushey had her mobile phone stolen in a distraction theft. 

Hertfordshire Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would they would like to speak to in connection with their enquiries. 

At around 3.05pm on Monday, April 15, a coral-coloured iPhone XR was stolen from a receptionist’s desk at an office in Sparrows Herne. 

The offender distracted a staff member by waving around a piece of pink paper, using a copier machine and talking about a hair salon. He was seen driving away in a black VW Passat.

Officers would like to speak to the man pictured as he may have information which could assist the investigation.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact PC Gerard Handscombe on or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 41/34150/19. You can also report information online at

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

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