Detectives issue appeal after mobile phone thefts

Detectives have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a series of mobile phone thefts across Leicestershire, including one in Melton.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 10:03 am
Police are trying to trace this man in connection with a series of mobile phone thefts across Leicestershire, including one in Melton EMN-210415-095207001

The incidents all happened at retail premises at seven locations dating back to February this year, with the Melton one being reported at a business in Burton Street on Wednesday April 7.

Victims reported a man believed to be speaking Spanish entering retail sites – and in some instances handing over a piece of paper before leaving.

They then noticed mobile phones, which had been left within reach, had been taken.

Det Sgt Simon Boden, of Leicestershire Police, said: “I would like to speak to the man pictured as I believe he has information that could help my investigation.

“Do you recognise him? Do you know who he is? Is that person you? If so, then please get in touch.”

The mobile phone incidents happened in:

Market Street, Lutterworth on February 12, at around 4.30pm;

Belgrave Road, Leicester, on March 10;

Evington Road, Leicester, on March 12, at around 2pm;

Belvoir Street, Leicester, on March 27 at around 1pm;

St George’s Retail Park, on March 28;

Market Place, Kegworth, on April 6, at around 5pm;

Burton Street, Melton, on April 7.

Anyone with information can visit www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quote reference 21*188891 or they can call 101.