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Shopkeepers powerless to stop gang of thieves raiding their store

This is the stunning second a gang of youths overtly steal sweets from a store on ’s busiest road.

The supervisor of Hollywood Candy on Oxford Street says he can’t do something in regards to the gang who don’t even strive to conceal what they’re doing.

CCTV footage captures up to a dozen kids casually stroll into the central London store and cherry-pick their chosen sweets in full view of the opposite clients.

Some of the store staff realise what’s taking place and chase them outdoors. One attendant efficiently grabs some sweets from a boy however he kicks out in retaliation earlier than fleeing together with his mates.

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Frustrated supervisor Riyas Richu stated his store has been hit greater than 9 occasions by the gang, and he even claims a police officer stated one ‘solution’ can be ‘just to close the shop’.

Oxford Street shopkeepers can't stop thieves raiding their stores
The youths make off with armfuls of sweets

He advised Metro.co.: ‘I’ve reported it many occasions however the police can’t do something.

‘It’s occurred greater than 9 occasions. They have an enormous group. They’re doing it to each store.

‘They’re not hiding. They are available and take the sweets immediately in entrance of everybody.

‘I have three similar videos like the last time.’

Mr Richu added: ‘My staff are scared. We don’t know if they’ve weapons or not. They are always threatening us.’

Oxford Street shopkeepers can't stop thieves raiding their stores
One of the boys is filmed aiming a kick at a store employee who tries to take the sweets again

A Met Police spokesperson: ‘Police had been known as to reviews of a theft at a retail premises in Oxford Street round 19:09 hours on Sunday 3 November.

‘Officers had been advised that a big group of younger males had entered the store and stolen a quantity of objects.

‘Crime prevention recommendation was supplied on the time to the enterprise proprietor and an space search carried out for the suspects.

‘Enquiries continue. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference CAD 6204/03 November.’

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