Police ‘too slow’ to investigate shop theft

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Concerned shop staff have accused police officers of not caring enough to catch a thief who emptied their till.

The cocky crook was captured on CCTV when he walked into Riolett guttering fixers in Bletchley nine days ago.

But so far, say Riolett staff, police have not even come out to pick up the camera footage or take statements.

One employee said: “The CCTV shows the thief checking nobody was about, putting on his gloves, then opening the till and taking out everything – even loose change.”

Police attended briefly on Tuesday last week and promised to return. But the following day they cancelled by text, vowing to “be in touch”.

Since then Riolett staff have heard nothing.

“We’re disgusted about the lack of police action. We just hope they’re not too slow to catch this man,” said one.

A police spokesman told the Citizen: “If anyone is not satisfied they can complain through the Quality of Service section on Thames Valley Police website.”

Meanwhile the Citizen is printing the CCTV image. If anybody recognises the man they should call police on 101.