POLICE today issued a CCTV image of two men they want to trace after a sleight of hand theft at a South Shields betting shop.
At 6.10pm on Tuesday, August 6, a man went into the Betfred betting shop in King Street, South Shields.
He asked for £600 in £20 notes to be changed into £10 notes.
The cashier changed £300 and told the man that was all that was available.
The man said he wanted the whole amount to be changed, and asked for it to be changed back.
As he handed the money back to the cashier, he retained more than £100.
Police are keen to speak to the men pictured, as it’s believed they were in the shop at the time and may be able to help with inquiries.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.