Friday, 06 January 2012 13:47

Police hope CCTV footage will identify Morrinsville camera thief

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thief2Eastern Waikato Police investigating the theft of a camera from a store in Morrinsville are hoping images taken from a CCTV camera may assist in the identification of the thief.

Sergeant Neil Faulkner of the Morrinsville Police said the alleged offender walked into the Kodak Express store on Studholme St about 4.15pm on Wednesday 21 December.

"Video footage shows a man we believe to be the offender walk into the store wearing a distinctive white T-shirt and brown cap.

"The man, who appears to be Caucasian and of slim build with brown hair, is seen on the footage to walk around the store before grabbing a Canon SLR digital camera and lens kit and fleeing the store."

Mr Faulkner said on exiting the building the man ran down the side of the Unichem pharmacy along a back alley towards Morehouse St and out by the laundromat.

"We hope someone out there may recognise the man in the images or the distinctive white T-shirt and brown cap and contact us.

"Alternatively someone may have been given the camera as a Christmas gift or offered it for sale at far below its retail value of around $1,200."

The stolen property consists of; 1 x Canon EOS1100D (EFS18-55) SLR digital camera (s/no: 075062058090), a rechargeable battery and 8 gb card inside and a lens kit consisting of a EF75-300 mm lens and a FF/4 5.6 58mm round lens.

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Anyone with any information on the theft or who the offender may be is asked to contact Mr Faulkner at the Morrinsville Police Station on 07 889 5071 or alternatively information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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