November 27, 2022


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Police warning over distraction thefts at Derry retailers

POLICE are warning retailers throughout the town and district to be on their guard over a current spate of distraction thefts.

Police Derry Metropolis and Strabane: “We had 4 distraction thefts of scratch playing cards within the space on Saturday night, September 24.

“In a single incident, a male sporting a covid masks approached the cashier with a big basket of things and requested for ten or extra scratch playing cards, which the cashier handed over.

“While the cashier was busy and distracted with the procuring, the male stated he had forgotten an merchandise and walked away to retrieve it.

“As a substitute, he walked out the store with playing cards in his pocket.

“Please hold an eye fixed out for this and warn mates/ household working at shops.”

Police warning over distraction thefts at Derry retailers was final modified: September twenty fifth, 2022 by cassoscoop


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