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3 December 2012, 11:33
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after £3,000 worth of Xbox 360 games were stolen from Blockbusters in Dunstable in Bedfordshire, last week.
It happened sometime between 1pm and 1.30pm on Thursday 29th November when the offender - described as being a white male, aged between 20 and 30 years old, around five feet nine inches tall, of medium build, clean shaven and wearing a baseball cap, jacket and jeans - entered the shop and browsed the shelves for several minutes.
As a member of staff left the counter area, the offender reached over, opened a drawer which contained the games and removed more than 70 which he put in a bag. The offender then left the store.
The games stolen are all in clear plastic covers and members of the public are being asked to contact Bedfordshire Police if they are offered any Xbox games without their boxes. Residents are also reminded that anyone who knowingly buys stolen goods could also be prosecuted for handling offences.
PC Jenny Buckley, who is investigating the robbery said: "I would really like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or anyone else who may have information - however small or insignificant they think it is - that could help us. Please don't dismiss your information as unimportant - even tiny details which don't seem relevant now might become useful later on in the investigation.
"We are also keen to remind the public that buying stolen goods is an offence and could land the shopper in hot water. There is an old adage that says 'if it seems too good to be true it probably is'. While everyone likes to pick up a bargain, it is not worth doing so if it lands you with a criminal record."