Jewellery stolen by woman with child in Hastings

Missing Abid Shaif has been found
Missing Abid Shaif has been found

A St Leonards man is appealing for information after a woman with a child stole a bag of jewellery he dropped in Debenhams on Saturday (August 29).

Ian Robertson, of Marcus Gardens, lost the jewellery at about 1.30pm when he slipped and dropped the bag with a Pandora necklace and bracelet inside.

After searching all over the store, security informed him a woman and a child were seen picking up the bag and walking off on CCTV.

The 64-year-old sales rep was shocked and devastated by the theft, especially as it was a replacement for his wife’s jewellery, stolen while on holiday in Turkey.

“I can’t believe it, it upsets me that somebody would do that,” he said.

“You wouldn’t think a woman with a child would do that.

“My wife is devastated, she’s having nightmares and can’t sleep because of it – this jewellery is cursed.”

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