Man stole 17 packets of Nurofen from Wilko store in Walthamstow

Suspect 153687

Suspect 153687

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

Police in Waltham Forest have released a CCTV image of a painkiller thief caught on CCTV. 

Suspect 153487 is wanted in connection with theft a Wilkinson's in High Street, Walthamstow, on June 26 at around 8.45am. 

The man pictured stole £65 worth of Nurofen from the store, placing 17 packets in a bag and walking out. 

The CCTV image has been released to the Guardian as part of a joint venture with the Metropolitan Police to identify potential perpetrators of unsolved crimes in the borough.

Anyone with information is asked contact Waltham Forest police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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10:00am Thu 7 Aug 14

markhouse24 says...

I don't mind pictures of serious criminals being on here, but stealing Nurofen, really?
I don't mind pictures of serious criminals being on here, but stealing Nurofen, really? markhouse24
  • Score: -3

11:22am Thu 7 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Wilkinsons' seem to have the entire Metropolitan Police working for them as Private security these days.

Saves the a fortune on Store Detectives.
Wilkinsons' seem to have the entire Metropolitan Police working for them as Private security these days. Saves the a fortune on Store Detectives. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

11:34am Thu 7 Aug 14

fabster says...

It's good to see that WF MPS have their priorities right regarding "perpetrators of unsolved crimes in the borough".

We had £14,000 stolen by a builder who gave us a false address on his headed paper, false company house details which hid his bankruptcy & false mobile phone numbers. He also deceived us when he said he had ordered the materials but it turned out this was not the case. He also lied when he said he owned his house and had done all the work to it himself. It turned out he rented it and didn't do anything to it. We did all our own investigation to bring this to the attention of the police. Despite the evidence, the WF borough commander says it is not a crime to take money and not do the work. It is clear this was deception from day 1 using false documents & deception, but apparently it is not a crime.

So yeah, well done WF MPS. We salute your efforts in going after the easy crime which help massage your crime stats, while dropping real cases that require an element of investigation.
It's good to see that WF MPS have their priorities right regarding "perpetrators of unsolved crimes in the borough". We had £14,000 stolen by a builder who gave us a false address on his headed paper, false company house details which hid his bankruptcy & false mobile phone numbers. He also deceived us when he said he had ordered the materials but it turned out this was not the case. He also lied when he said he owned his house and had done all the work to it himself. It turned out he rented it and didn't do anything to it. We did all our own investigation to bring this to the attention of the police. Despite the evidence, the WF borough commander says it is not a crime to take money and not do the work. It is clear this was deception from day 1 using false documents & deception, but apparently it is not a crime. So yeah, well done WF MPS. We salute your efforts in going after the easy crime which help massage your crime stats, while dropping real cases that require an element of investigation. fabster
  • Score: 12

1:38pm Thu 7 Aug 14

jonny mash says...

This crime is a headache for the police, not for the alleged criminal though
This crime is a headache for the police, not for the alleged criminal though jonny mash
  • Score: 8

3:03pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Thunderbird4 says...

" . . the WF borough commander says it is not a crime to take money and not do the work."

Try telling that to the jobcentre staff, when you're unemployed and threatened with being sanctioned.
" . . the WF borough commander says it is not a crime to take money and not do the work." Try telling that to the jobcentre staff, when you're unemployed and threatened with being sanctioned. Thunderbird4
  • Score: 1

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