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Suspected toy thief caught on CCTV
POLICE have released a picture of a woman they want to speak to in relation to a theft in a Bicester shop.
The woman, who is pushing a child in a buggy, was seen in Marks & Spencer in Sheep Street, Bicester, when a shopping bag that had been left on the floor by a child was taken on Saturday, February 4.
The plastic Argos bag contained two packages of ‘Lego friends’ worth about £25, and had just been bought by Sharon Evans for her two daughters.
Mrs Evans, 40, who lives near Bicester, said: “My youngest daughter held the Argos bag as I held the basket.
“She was so proud of her new toys I let her carry the bag. She set it down briefly at the back of the store, and moments later I noticed she did not have it when we moved to the next isle.
“I alerted staff immediately to help me search and asked them to check the CCTV cameras which were pointed in the right direction.”
Teacher Mrs Evans said: “Quite clearly the items in the Argos bag belonged to a child.
“It’s theft at the end of the day and it was quite obvious it was children’s toys.
“My eldest daughter was heartbroken. She was sobbing, saying ‘when is the person going to bring it back?’”
A police spokesman said: “Police have viewed the CCTV footage and are appealing for anyone with information about this woman to contact us.”
Anyone with information should call the police inquiry centre on 101.