Police release CCTV footage of two booze thieves wanted in London


CCTV footage released showing two men grabbing booze from a shop in south east London

CCTV footage has been released by police in Lewisham, of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary at a convenience store in south east London.

The Premier convenience store on Bromley Road, in Bromley, was broken into between 11:45pm on Tuesday, October 18 and 7pm on Wednesday October 19. The thieves managed to escape with large amounts of alcohol and cigarettes and some cash. The grand total of their haul amounted to around £10,000-£12,000.

On the CCTV footage, you can clearly see the moment the two thieves are caught grabbing at booze from inside the convenience store.

The thieves are believed to have gained entry by forcing open the rear shutters and door. Once the men had gained access, they raided the till and stole large quantities of cigarettes and took alcohol off the shelves. The thieves then left via the rear of the store.

Through CCTV images, the police have identified two males they would like to trace in connection with the break-in. One suspect is described as white, between 30-40 years-old, large build with a light brown beard. The second suspect is described as Asian, between 20-30 years-old, with a full black beard and black hair.

The police are keen to hear from anyone that may have been offered cheap alcohol or cigarettes recently that they think might be stolen.

Anyone with information, or who might recognise the two men in the CCTV footage, are urged to call the police on 020 8284 8361, or you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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£10.4 million fines given out by London’s road CCTV cameras

£10.4 million worth of penalties have been issued to drivers in London caught breaking the rules of the road by CCTV over the last year.

Out of the 850,000 penalties issued across the city over the past year, 159,807 were issued by Transport for London.

This number is up by 53,000 from the year before when London accounted for 797,000 of the 1.32 million penalties issued across the country as a whole.

The majority of the penalties related to incidents caught on CCTV such as driving in bus lanes and stopping in box junctions in the city.

Steve Burton, director of enforcement and on-street operations at Transport for London said: “Our overriding focus is ensuring compliance with traffic regulations in order to keep London moving and to reduce delays.”

Thief steals Christmas tree from London care home

A heartless thief has been caught stealing a Christmas tree from a London care home.

The woman pictured above entered the sheltered housing development in Camberwell and pretended she was there visiting someone. After a short stay in the home she casually picked up the tree and walked out of the building.

The tree was the only one in the building and was donated by a member of staff to help cheer up the vulnerable adults who seek refuge there.

The incident happened on December 15th and if you have any evidence or witnessed anything, please call 101.

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Fly-tipping in London is at epidemic levels, and Redbridge Council is using CCTV to clean up streets and catch those responsible.

CCTV cameras worth £30,000 are part of proposals to clean up streets put forward by the Environmental Service Committee – Cllr Patel commented: “We tested the Big Clean Up concept in 2010 and 2011. By bringing together a team of cleansing, streetscene and enforcement staff and focusing on areas with particular problems, we can make a real difference to the local environment”

The committee will meet on December 4th to discuss the proposals, with a decision to be made on the 10th.

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