CCTV footage released after Letchworth distraction theft
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CCTV footage has been released after a distraction theft took place at a popular business in Letchworth town centre yesterday.
A police investigation is under way after an iPhone XR was stolen from the till area at Fabio's Gelato in Leys Avenue.
The images show a man entering the shop at around 4pm, where he reportedly held a piece of a paper with Spanish writing on it.
He tried to ask staff for help, but they were unable to assist him due to a language barrier.
The man left minutes later, taking the piece of paper with him.
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But it was then discovered that an iPhone XR had been stolen from the till area where the man had been standing.
Fabio Vincenti, owner of Fabio's Gelato, said: "We're just upset for the member of staff. In the five years of having a business, this is the first time something like this has happened.
You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the force communications room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101.
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the charity's untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.
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