Couple distract hair salon receptionist to steal iPhone in Loughton 

Mail Online | 4/11/2019 | Harry Howard For Mailonline
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A hair salon had the iPhone they use for appointments and social media stolen by woman using a magazine to cover up her crime as her male accomplice distracted workers.

The couple, a man and a woman, took the phone from Krystalised Hair Salon, in Loughton, Essex, yesterday afternoon.

CCTV - Footage - Facebook - Salon - Owner

CCTV footage posted on Facebook by the salon's owner, Krystle Purdy, shows the moment that the woman went up to the counter with her male accomplice and engaged in a conversation to distract shop worker Sarah-Jane Tully.

The thief then uses a magazine pretend to compare hair examples on the wall behind the counter.

Ms - Tully - Pointing - Accomplice - Desk

With Ms Tully distracted by her pointing and the male accomplice at the desk continuing to talk, she covers her hand with the magazine and unplugs the phone.

She then goes back to the front of the counter and puts the phone in her pocket.

Salon - Worker - Emily - Peggs - Theft

Salon worker Emily Peggs, 19, said the theft of the phone was a 'massive loss'.

'It was about 10 minutes after they left my colleague came to use the phone and...
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