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messageMobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by dimples 08 December, 2019 04:48

I had a stall yesterday on lordship lane selling my jams and jellies ( east dulwich naturally )outside the Shoeshop .
I was approached by two Indian men in their 40s the main one
Wearing a black leather jacket and quite a chunky man about 5,10 feet tall.
He came round the back of my stall and bought a jelly,really close to me invading my space.
While I was surgesting he went round and tried some from the tester bowl at the front of the table he with his other hand Took my phone and put it in his jacket pocket while distracting me with the jam in the other hand .
What the man didn't realise is that there was a camera from the shoeshop filming the whole episode
Including a close up of his face . The police are taking the footage but we will get a photo from that which I'll post on here so everyone can be aware that Of these two men .
If anyone finds a brand new disregarded phone case with a purple blackbird and blackberries print on and my brand new iPhone 7 in gold
Please would they either let me know on here or hand it into the shoeshop thanks , I'm gutted !



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:12:08:04:52:59 by dimples.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by ed_pete 08 December, 2019 07:19

Can you login to iCloud to see the phones location ?

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by alice 08 December, 2019 11:48

So sorry to hear that dimples. Must have been awful shock fingers crossed for you. We love your jams.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by snoopy17 08 December, 2019 12:10

Why did you leave it on the table, so many dishonest people around watching everything you have.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by Vik 08 December, 2019 14:50

snoopy17 Wrote:
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> Why did you leave it on the table, so many
> dishonest people around watching everything you
> have.

Victim shaming? Wow.

I do hope the CCTV footage is enough to catch them and you get your phone back!

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by seenbeen 08 December, 2019 17:36

vile examples of human beings

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by dimples 08 December, 2019 20:18

Thankyou for the kind comments xx
I actually had hidden it under the shelf which yes was stupid now this has happened but I just didnít expect someone to come behind my stall which was up against the shop window and reach across the back of my stall , I was so taken aback by the fact he was in my space and he slipped his hand under the shelf not noticed by me as he had grabbed a jelly at the same time with the other hand and I had his money and my money box in my hands . I had just come off the phone to my daughter and well , it happened !!!!!!
Great cctv of him in action , clear and close up so fingers crossed 🤞



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messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by tiddles 08 December, 2019 20:51

What a low life - do not apologise for the fact that someone managed to nick your phone.. looking forwards to the photos - letís hope someone recognised the lowlife and they are shamed into returning your phone

Cuts mean that the police will be unable to deal with the crime but perhaps they may be recognised!

Love your jams and jellies xx

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by dimples 09 December, 2019 02:09

Thankyou so much tiddles
I will let you know on here any updates which would be great !!

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by JohnL 09 December, 2019 10:54

snoopy17 Wrote:
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> Why did you leave it on the table, so many
> dishonest people around watching everything you
> have.

We all do things that on looking back we could have done a little better.

I almost got mine snatched through the pub window - the thieves know all the tricks.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by snoopy17 09 December, 2019 14:02

He must have been watching you, probably hanging around the street waiting for someone to forget themselves.
He also sounds like a professional pickpocket, as he distracted you pretending he was interested in jam. Whilst his other hand quietly took your phone.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by creditwheredue 09 December, 2019 22:05

We had a phone stolen from a desk in my office by someone looking for a job with no more than a sheet of A4 in his hand. None of the three of us present even remember him getting that close, it was done by distraction when maybe only one of us was remotely looking in hogs direction.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .attachment
Posted by dimples 10 December, 2019 11:29

I have a photo here which Iím trying to attach of the two men that the police want to speak to in regards to the theft of my phone!

https://www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk/forum/file.php?5,file=344382

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messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by tiddles 10 December, 2019 11:39

brilliant - hope someone recognises them.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by dimples 10 December, 2019 12:27

Me too !!

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by Hilja 10 December, 2019 13:08

I saw these two, and another man, in Lordship Lane around the Townley Road Junction at about 6pm on Saturday, walking in the direction of Goose Green. I thought they looked a bit dodgy as they were ambling very slowly and glancing into gardens but they didn't actually do anything so I thought no more of it.

It might be worth keeping an eye out for them this Saturday in Northcross Road and other busy shopping areas (with a hand on your cash, phones, bags, etc.)

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by Bony Fido 10 December, 2019 13:16

Would be good to stick posters of this photo to every possible location in the area and see if the local paper(s) would print it - preferably on their front page.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by KidKruger 10 December, 2019 13:19

Iíd show the photo to Patelís, across road from Lylaís jewellery shop, if theyíre Gujuratis he may know them.
Same in other Newsagents / shops.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by DulwichFox 10 December, 2019 13:21

Bony Fido Wrote:
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> Would be good to stick posters of this photo to
> every possible location in the area and see if the
> local paper(s) would print it - preferably on
> their front page.

This is probably NOT a good idea. Police advice against such action.
It may well hinder any Police investigations and tip off the Perpetrators..

Let the Police deal with this.

DulwichFox

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by Bony Fido 10 December, 2019 15:32

I sit corrected.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by Penguin68 10 December, 2019 16:11

Let the Police deal with this.

The chances are very slim that they will. No violence involved, so their interest will be minimal. I provided clear pictorial evidence of a burglary (and another neighbour the get-away-car details). Nothing happened. The availability of things like CCTV were meant to be a justification for the reduction in front-line policing (because crime evidence was more available) - but the focus is on violence, terrorism, and old sex cases. Simple thefts rarely get a look in. Even though a conviction should be a slam dunk with video evidence of the crime, there wouldn't be any punishment if they took the case to court. Reporting non-violent crime to the police is only about getting a crime number so you can claim on your insurance. They won't do anything about it. In my experience. I would be hugely happy to be proved wrong.



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messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by snoopy17 10 December, 2019 16:57

They got way to close to you,

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by dimples 10 December, 2019 17:09

Snoopy he was really in my face and lent over to get the jelly he wanted so I thought ,
But I did feel invaded at the time and asked him to go round the front to try the samples !



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messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by JohnL 10 December, 2019 17:13

Problem is we are brought up to be polite and it's difficult to tell someone to stand back a bit.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by KidKruger 11 December, 2019 21:20

Paste the pics on lamp posts.
The police will do sweet FA.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by fishbiscuits 11 December, 2019 21:37

Agreed, the police are unlikely to be interested.

Problem is... even if you managed to find their identity, what are you going to do then?

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by dimples 12 December, 2019 00:17

I donít know ? But itís not stopped me from looking out for them !

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by tiddles 12 December, 2019 08:12

I will come with you to knock on their door.... sure there will be plenty of others willing to coming along. Xx

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by singalto 12 December, 2019 08:46

This incident was brought up at the local SNT police panel meeting last night and the police are interested. Please make sure they have the details and photo.

messageRe: Mobile phone theft from my stall during Christmas cracker fete .
Posted by jane21 12 December, 2019 16:35

These two came into my shop last week. I kept an eye on them and then they left. So they are out and about.

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