Police seek information relating to distraction thefts in the High Peak

Posted on 23rd May 2014

Police seek information after a number of distraction thefts in the High Peak.

Officers investigating a series of thefts where people have been distracted are appealing for witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious.

On Wednesday, May 21 at 4.45pm two men entered Café Nero on Spring Gardens in Buxton, one of the men distracted a customer whilst the other stole her mobile phone. A member of staff caught up with the man and recovered the phone.

At 5.30pm on the same day two men walked into the White Hart Hotel on Market Street, Whaley Bridge. They distracted staff by showing them leaflets and stole a set of car keys from behind the bar.

Later that day at 5.55pm what is thought to be the same men entered Wicked World on High Street in Buxton and attempted to steal a mobile phone. The staff realised what was happening and the men left the shop.

There were two similar incidents that happened the week before at The Paper Shop on George Street, Glossop and in Rachel’s Flowers on Market Street, Chapel-en-le-Frith.   

One of the men was described as wearing a dark coloured baseball cap, with a light coloured peak and small red logo on the front. He was wearing a white t-shirt with CK on the front, tight blue ripped jeans and blue trainers with thick white soles.

The second man had short dark hair and was wearing a grey long sleeved t-shirt with ‘G Star Raw’ printed on the front, blue jeans and dark coloured trainers.

They were both described as Eastern European.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire police quoting crime number 21043/14.

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