Shocking moment brazen mobile phone thieves steal £10,000 of handsets in front of stunned Tesco shoppers and staff
- Shocking footage shows three thieves targeting a Tesco store in Crawley, Sussex
- The thieves made off with £10,000 worth of mobile phones from the shop
- Stunned customers and staff watched as the men grabbed the smartphones
- Police have appealed for the public to help them identify the three men involved
Shocking footage shows the moment three thieves stole £10,000 worth of mobile phones from a Tesco in a brazen daylight theft.
The thieves walked in to the shop in Crawley, Sussex without any effort to disguise themselves before grabbing handfuls of phone from the store at around 3pm.
Stunned staff and customers watched as the men tore phones out of their holders, ripping security tags off and damaging the display on December 29.
CCTV footage shows the thieves standing in the shop talking before suddenly grabbing thousands of pounds worth of smartphones and running out of the shop without being stopped.
The thieves tore the mobile phones from their display cases in the store before racing off
Police have appealed to the public to help them identify the three men who stole £10,000 worth of mobile phones from a Tesco in Crawley, Sussex
The men can be seen racing down an alleyway after the raid, holding on to the phones with their security tags still attached.
An iPhone 14 Pro Max, an iPhone 14 Plus, an iPhone 13, and a Motorola G62 were among the high-value devices seized by the thieves.
Sussex Police said they are looking to identify the three thieves – no arrests have yet been made.
The three men are all described as being in their early 20s and between 5’10” and 6′.
One was wearing grey jeans and black trainers and had short brown hair and a trimmed beard, while another was wearing a green baseball cap, light jeans and a long black coat.
The three thieves were captured on CCTV footage walking in to the Tesco shop before the theft
Staff and customers at the Tesco in Crawley looked on stunned as the men grabbed the smartphones
The thieves then dashed out of the store with thousands of pounds worth of the devices
They can be seen racing down an alleyway after making the brazen raid at around 3pm on December 29
The third man was seen wearing a wooly hat, a blue t-shirt and a black knee-length Nike jacket.
Police appealed for anyone with information about the theft on Hazelwick Avenue in Crawley to contact them.
Sussex Police said: ‘Any information as to the identity of the three men, or anything relevant to the ongoing investigation, can be reported to Sussex Police online, or by calling 101, quoting serial 496 of 30/12.’