Hunt For Man After iPhone Thefts

Shop assistant wanted by Merton Police

Police have issued an image of a man they wish to speak with in connection with the theft of 252 Apple iPhone 5 smartphones from a shop in Colliers Wood.

The man is 23-year-old Usman Sethi, an assistant at the O2 Store in the Tandem Centre. See the picture on the right.

He is an Asian man, 6ft 1ins in height and a Pakistani national. He may be driving a grey Ford Mondeo.

The store had taken delivery of the new phones which were due to go on sale at 9am on Friday (September 21). But 252 of the phones were taken from the store at 1.30am on Friday.

A quantity of cash was also stolen from the safe.

Police also wish to speak with Mr Sethi in connection with the theft on Friday morning of jewellery belonging to a family member from his home address in Audley Gardens, Ilford.

Anyone who has seen Mr Sethi or has information that would assist the investigation should call Merton CID on 020 8649 3062. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

September 22, 2012

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