VIDEO: CCTV shows ‘burglar’ raiding Shoreditch beauty shop for electricals, cash

Detectives from Tower Hamlets Borough investigating a burglary at a shop have issued CCTV footage of

Detectives from Tower Hamlets Borough investigating a burglary at a shop have issued CCTV footage of a man they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident - Credit: Archant

Footage has captured the moment an alleged burglar yanked a cash till and a laptop from their sockets at a Shoreditch beauty shop before casually strolling away.

Police were called at about 8.20am on January 23 about a burglary at the shop in Redchurch Street. CCTV footage released by Scotland Yard on Tuesday showed a man pulling items from a desk before carrying them away.

Detectives believe the shop window was smashed with a tin of paint.

They now want to trace a white man in his mid-20s who was seen wearing a blue hooded top and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference number 203004 or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.