Moment pickpocket steals tourist’s purse with £400 in caught on film

Moment pickpocket steals tourist’s purse with £400 in caught on film


This is the shocking moment a female pickpocket gang were caught on camera stealing a tourist’s purse in London’s West End Nina Spencer and friend Toi were walking through Cambridge Circus towards the Palace Theatre in central London last week while making a video of themselves from a selfie stick to show friends  But after they had crossed the road, Toi looked inside her Louis Vuitton handbag and noticed her designer purse containing £400 in cash and her credit cards was missing This is the shocking moment a female pickpocket gang were caught on camera stealing a tourist’s purse in London’s West End The purse contained credit cards and £400 in cashDevastated Toi and Ms Spencer, both from Thailand, watched back their video and were shocked to see a young woman put her hand into the bag and take the purse She appeared to have been part of a gang of three female pickpockets and the other two women could be seen taking part in the theft    Footage shows how a woman in a black jumper and black sunglasses looking over Nina’s shoulder while a second woman, in black leather jacket and holding a red smartphone, looks into Toi’s bag   Nina Spencer (right) and friend Toi (left) were walking through Cambridge Circus towards the Palace Theatre last week while making a video of themselves from a selfie stick to show friends Above: The female pickpocket reaches into Toi’s bag Her accomplice shields the theft from view with a large black bagAt the same time, the woman in sunglasses uses a large black shopping bag to shield the thief’s hand The first pickpocket then dips her hand into Toi’s bag and pulls out the purse. The two women are then joined by a third accomplice in sunglasses, who walks round the back of them to receive the stolen purse under her coat RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Super-rich tourist has £1MILLLION McLaren F1-inspired watch Pickpocket gang are caught on camera dipping into innocent. Share this article Share All three women then quickly walk away together in a different direction After crossing the road, Ms Spencer and Toi are seen happily chatting before Toi looks into her bag and notices the purse has gone  Ms Spencer then shouts, ‘Oh my God’, before the pair watch the footage back.   The female thief lifts the purse containing £400 cash out of Toi’s purse before walking quickly away A third woman (right) appeared to be part of the gang and walked quickly away with them after the theft  All three women then quickly walk away together in a different direction as Toi and Ms Spencer, who have not yet noticed the theft, talk happily Devastated Ms Spencer said she reported the theft to police but said they have not had the wallet returned She said: ‘We reported this to the police straight away. They asked me for the location where it happened and we sent them the video of it ‘We don’t think it’s possible to have the money back now. But we just want to be helpful and let the police be aware of things going on in the city ‘ Toi looks into her bag and notices the purse has gone and Ms Spencer shouts ‘Oh my God!’ The pair then immediately see the theft in action when they check their video footageMs Spencer, who is originally from Thailand, has been living in the UK for several years with her British husband Her friend, Toi, was visiting her.Ms Spencer said the theft has left them both disappointed with their experience in London due to being the victims of crime She said: ‘It’s sad that this had to spoil our trip. I hope the police can catch them so that it doesn’t happen to other people ‘

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