A furious shopkeeper has criticised police for failing to show up for 10 days after thieves stole £3,000 from her store.
Nasreen Khan, co-owner of Rai Newsagents in Lady Margaret Road, was the victim of an alleged distraction theft on Saturday, October 11, when her bag containing thousands in takings, was taken from behind the counter.
She called police the next day and told them they had CCTV footage of the crime taking place but it wasn't until Tuesday this week that a PCSO dropped in.
Mrs Khan said: "I'm just really angry.We're paying our taxes and expect some kind of protection.
"I appreciate there's not much police can do once the theft has happened, but I told them we have CCTV footage to give them and no-one came to collect it until Tuesday.
"I got a phonecall on Tuesday morning from a detective in Acton saying he was investigating it and he had only been given the case that morning.In those ten days the thieves could have done over loads of shops."
The footage, taken at about 2pm, clearly shows a man distracting Mrs Khan at the till while two other people move the bag from behind the counter.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.
Watch the CCTV video here