Moment shopkeeper is tricked with short-change scam

Shopkeeper is tricked with short-change scam: Thief stuffs £10 note into his pocket as cashier hands him change from £20then claims she only gave him £5

  • Crime took place in the Local Off-licence, on Holloway Road, in Islington
  • Shopkeeper Nazanin Safizadeh, 24, was conned into giving an extra £10
  • Man in high-visibility jacket quickly pocketed £10 note after being given change
  • He then said that Ms Safizadeh had only given him a £5 note and £3.40 in coins
  • The man had used £20 note to buy a bottle of water and biscuit for £1.60
  • Do YOU recognise the thief? Email harry.s.howard@mailonline.co.uk
  • 런던 shopkeeper has revealed how she was conned into giving £10 to a thieving customer after he fooled her into thinking she had given him the wrong change.

    여자, Nazanin Safizadeh, 24, fell victim to the criminal in the Local Off-licence, on the Holloway Road, in Islington, 노스 런던, 일요일에.

    She shared CCTV footage with MailOnline which showed the moment the man quickly pocketed a £10 note from the change she had given him after he bought a bottle of water and a chocolate bar with a £20 note.

    The unidentified man, who was wearing a high-visibility jacket emblazoned with the words ‘Social distancingand ‘keep 3 metres apart’, then told her she had only given him £5, prompting the shopkeeper to hand him more money.

    CCTV shows the moment a thief fooled a shopkeeper into handing over £10 by quickly pocketing change she had already given him and then telling her she owed him money. The scam took place in the Local Off-Licence on the Holloway Road in Islington, 노스 런던, 일요일에

    CCTV shows the moment a thief fooled a shopkeeper into handing over £10 by quickly pocketing change she had already given him and then telling her she owed him money. The scam took place in the Local Off-Licence on the Holloway Road in Islington, 노스 런던, 일요일에

    She told MailOnline today that she felt ‘stupidabout being duped.

    Ms Safizadeh initially gave the thief £18.40 in change after he bought the confectionary and water.

    비디오에서, she is seen putting a £10 note, a £5 note and £3.40 in coins into his right hand.

    그때, the man immediately asked where a nearby supermarket was to buy food, prompting Ms Safizadeh to turn to her right and point out of the window.

    The man is then seen taking the opportunity to use his left hand to quickly swipe the £10 into his pocket while Ms Safizadeh isn’t looking.

    He is then seen gesturing as he insists that Ms Safizadeh had only given him the £5 and the change.

    The unidentified man, who was wearing a high-visibility jacket emblazoned with the words 'Social distancing' and 'keep 3 metres apart', successfully conned shopkeeper Nazanin Safizadeh, 24. 위: Ms Safizadeh handing the man the initially correct change

    The unidentified man, who was wearing a high-visibility jacket emblazoned with the words ‘Social distancingand ‘keep 3 metres apart’, successfully conned shopkeeper Nazanin Safizadeh, 24. 위: Ms Safizadeh handing the man the initially correct change

    The thief is seen taking the money before he asks Ms Safizadeh where the nearest supermarket is, prompting her to turn her head and point

    The thief is seen taking the money before he asks Ms Safizadeh where the nearest supermarket is, prompting her to turn her head and point

    Although she was sure she had given him the right change, Ms Safizadeh was strong-armed into giving the man another £10.

    그녀가 말했다: ‘He bought a biscuit and a water bottle. It was £1.60 and he gave me £20, I gave him the rest which was £18.40’.

    ‘He put the £10 in his pocket very fast and he was trying to ask me the address of Sainsbury’s, I was explaining and he then told me ‘you only gave me £5’, I said ‘are you sure, I gave you £10and he said ‘no you didn’t look’.

    ‘I thought there was something wrong afterwards, I had to ask the owner of the shop to send the video to see what was going on and I saw that he put the £10 in his pocket.

    After quickly putting the £10 in his pocket, the man then tells Ms Safizadeh that she only gave him £8.40 in change, instead of the £18.40 he had been given after buying a bottle of water and chocolate biscuit for £1.60

    After quickly putting the £10 in his pocket, the man then tells Ms Safizadeh that she only gave him £8.40 in change, instead of the £18.40 he had been given after buying a bottle of water and chocolate biscuit for £1.60

    Ms Safizadeh is then seen looking down at his hand as he shows her the remaining £5 note and coins

    Ms Safizadeh is then seen looking down at his hand as he shows her the remaining £5 note and coins

    Iranian Ms Safizadeh, who has worked in the shop for three months, 추가: ‘I felt so stupid. I felt so bad; £10 is nothing but what is really going on these days? You can’t trust anyone.

    Ms Safizadeh, who has not yet reported the crime to the police, said she believes the man has carried out the scam many times before.

    ‘He had never been in the shop. I had never seen him before. But the way he did it, it looks like he always does it because he was so professional and so fast.

    ‘I was trying to look at his clothes, what he was wearing. I couldn’t find out what was under his high-vis jacket,’ 그녀가 말했다.

    Underneath the high-vis jacket, the man was wearing a green hooded top and grey shorts.

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