Man in shades and cap takes handset lying on counter from Hougang phone store

Submitted by Stomper Kelvin

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A man was caught on camera stealing a phone from a store at Block 811 Hougang Central on Nov 25 at about 11.51 am.

Stomper Kelvin, a worker at the store, sent Stomp CCTV footage of the incident.

In the video, an employee is seen wiping the screen of a gold Oppo R9 that the customer in front of him intends to buy.

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According to Kelvin, the employee and customer step outside to take a mobile phone case.

When they step out, a man in shades and a cap enters the store and takes the unattended phone.

When the employee and customer return, they look around the store for the lost phone.

The second-hand phone, which was to be sold at $200, had not been paid for yet by the customer. 

The employee lodged a police report at about 4pm that day.

In response to a Stomp query, the police said: "On Nov 25 at 3.37pm, the police were alerted to a case of theft in dwelling at Block 811 Hougang Central. Police investigations are ongoing."

Kelvin added: "I have many friends working nearby at shops which sell phones as well. I told them about what happened and to keep an eye out for the man in shades."