A brazen thief stole a shop worker’s wallet as her accomplice distracted him.
Two women walked in to KLS Entertainment in Vicar Street, Falkirk, on Tuesday and made off with Davie Bateman’s money and an irreplaceable photo.
The 22-year-old said: “It’s unbelievable how casual they were about the whole thing.
“I had taken my wallet out because a woman came in fundraising and I gave her a couple of quid. I left it on the desk for a minute while I was putting stock away and in that time it was stolen.”
Davie, a popular local musician, put the CCTV footage of the theft up on video-sharing website You Tube and in just one day it has attracted hundreds of hits. The women, who spoken with Eastern European accents, can clearly be seen walking in to the shop and, while one speaks to Davie, the other goes behind the till, picks up the wallet and stuffs it down her top.
He continued: “I really hope they get caught. I had just been paid and there was hundreds of pounds in it as well as bank cards. I know I’ve got no chance of getting my money back but there was a picture of my grandparents in it that I can’t ever replace, so even if I got that back it wouldn’t be so bad.”
Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. Contact Central Scotland Police on (01786) 456000 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55 111.
To view the CCTV footage of the theft click here YouTube.