Police in Waltham Forest have released CCTV of a phone thief. 

Suspect 156602 is wanted in connection with theft a Bet Global in Winchester Road, Highams Park, on June 30 at around 7pm. 

The thief entered the bookmakers where he then lifted a punter's £500 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone from the table and walked out. 

The victim was oblivious to his phone being stolen but was crime and suspect was later identified after trawling through the shop's CCTV. 

Footage has been released to the Guardian as part of a joint venture with the Metropolitan Police to identify 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.