Police release CCTV of man after £60 was swiped from boy, 4, in Smyths Toys shop

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CCTV image of a man police want to speak to (Image: Suffolk Police)
CCTV image of a man police want to speak to (Image: Suffolk Police)

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after £60 was allegedly swiped from a four-year-old boy in a Smyths Toys shop.

The alleged incident happened at Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich between 11.30am and 12pm on December 27.

The victim, who was visiting the shop with his mother, accidentally dropped the cash on the floor of the shop.

It is alleged that the money was picked up by an unknown man who left the store without handing it in.

Suffolk Police released the CCTV image, which they say shows a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

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The man in the image wears a black hat, a black jacket, a scarf and light-coloured trousers. His shoes are black.

Police release CCTV of man after £60 was swiped from boy, 4, in Smyths Toys shopThe man in the image wears a black hat, a black jacket, a scarf and light-coloured trousers (Suffolk Police)

The boy's mum, Demelza Wilson, said her son Dougie had received the cash as a Christmas present and wanted to use it to buy a new toy, according to the Ipswich Star.

Suffolk Police said in a statement: "Police are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft in Ipswich.

"The incident occurred at Smyths Toys at Anglia Retail Park on Bury Road at some point between 11:30am and 12pm on Tuesday 27 December.

"The victim, a 4-year-old boy, had visited the store with his mother where he accidentally dropped £60 in cash to the floor.

"It is believed the money was picked up by an unknown man who left the shop without handing it in.

"Officers have now released the CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident."

Anyone who recognises him should contact police quoting reference 37/81201/22 on 101 or through the force's website.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Chiara Fiorillo

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