Couple Used Child to Help Steal Cellphones: Police

By Ari Mason
|  Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013  |  Updated 9:56 AM EDT
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Couple Used Child to Help Steal Cellphones: Police

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Police in Groton, Conn., are trying to track down the man and woman who brought a young child into a local cellphone store and stole a Samsung Galaxy III worth $650.

Police said the robbery happened at 4:15 p.m. on Monday at the Wireless Zone phone store, part of the Groton Square Shopping Center on Route 12.

Surveillance footage shows the woman walk over to a phone display while the man looks around at store employees.

She takes the phone and the man steps in front of her, blocking the view of other customers.

Cameras show the woman walking quickly toward the door and the man engage one of the employees in an apparent attempt to distract him.

Investigators have learned that a similar incident happened in a New London store, involving what appear to be the same three people, according to police.

Police are asking for help in identifying the three people.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Groton Police Department at 860-441-6712.

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