Just then, a pickpocket lurks behind a woman in a busy cafe and steals her bag, camera and £10,000 in cash
Instantly, a pickpocket lurks behind a woman in a busy cafe and steals her designer handbag, camera, passport and £10,000 in cash
- The thief stole more than £10,000 worth of property when he took the Dior bag
- The man can be seen using his foot to bring the bag closer to the health cafe
- He then reaches down and takes the bag before walking out the front door
This is the moment when a pickpocket lurks behind a busy woman London cafe and uses his foot to steal her designer bag, camera and cash.
Laura, a photographer, shared a CCTV clip Twitter captures the moment her property worth more than £10,000 was stolen when a thief stole her Christian Dior backpack around 6.30pm on Saturday.
The man, wearing a pink polo t-shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses, is seen moving his leg towards the bag for a few minutes.
Wearing a pink polo t-shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses, the man takes the patterned designer bag before walking out the front door
Video surveillance shows him reaching into the corner where the woman’s bag is
He then reaches down and takes the patterned designer bag before walking out the front door.
The entire theft took two minutes, with the man constantly looking around the cafe while pushing the bag towards him.
It happened at Acai Berry, an organic cafe on Wardour Street.
Laura called out for help on social media, saying: “The thief who stole my bag yesterday. Does anyone know who he is. My passport, visa and working phone have been stolen, along with over £10,000 worth of property.”
The man spots the bag on the coffee shop floor before kicking it towards him
The thief looks around the Wardour Street health food store while moving the bag with his foot
She said she reported the theft to Charing Cross Police Station on Sunday morning.
“I was at Charing Cross Police Station asking (begging) if they could come over and get CCTV on me,” she wrote.
“You haven’t done anything. The police didn’t even bother to look at the CCTV footage I wanted to show them.”
The man picked up the bag, held it low and carried it on the opposite side of his body from the woman
He then carries the designer bag out of the cafe and holds it flat on the floor
Laura said the theft left her “crying and crying” and said she was “sooo stupid”.
“I learned a lot from this big problem,” she wrote. “I should have taken my responsibility to take care of it. i love london Since I moved here, almost everyone I’ve met has been nice.
“I’ve been working hard for two years to finally get my devices. cry and cry.’
The Metropolitan Police Force has been contacted for comment.