Magazine becomes cover for stealing

Magazine becomes cover for stealing

A MAGAZINE was the perfect cover to steal a mobile phone in Joondalup last month.

About 4pm on July 26, a woman bought some items at a pharmacy then walked away, accidentally leaving her phone on the counter.

She returned moments later but the phone was gone.

Staff checked the store’s CCTV that showed a woman pay for a magazine with cash, then use the magazine to cover the phone and walk out of the store.

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman who they believe may be able to help them with their investigation.

She is describes as being about 18 years old with a thin/medium build and dark hair tied up at the back.

She was wearing a green hooded top and dark long pants.

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at

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