CCTV appeal after phone theft

POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with the theft of an iPhone 4 from a mobile phone shop in Lancaster.

The theft took place at the Orange shop in Lancaster Gate at 4.50pm on April 28 after the men entered the shop as prospective customers and removed the phone from its mounting bracket, leaving the back plastic still attached and sticking a dummy phone in its place.

The first man is described as white, in his late 20s, stocky build with cropped dark brown hair and a beard.

He was wearing a black baseball cap and a dark coloured hooded top over a light blue top with black stripes.

He was also wearing blue jeans with grey trainers.

The second man is also white, early 20s, slim build with collar length, dark brown hair.

He was wearing a shiny zipped up black hooded jacket, blue jeans and black trainers.

PC Emma Gornall, city centre community beat manager, said: “These types of thefts are happening more and more regularly and I would ask the public to come forward if they have any information.”

Anyone with any information should contact police on 01524 63333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.