Braintree: Mum turns to internet to catch Hollywood photo thief

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Mum turns to internet to catch Hollywood photo thief Braintree: Mum turns to internet to catch Hollywood photo thief

A CRIMEFIGHTING mum who has lost more than £20,000 in antiques raids is taking matters in to her own hands to find the latest suspect.

Daisey Crossman, who owns stalls at Gosfield and Halstead Antiques Centres, has been targeted by thieves three times in the past year.

In the latest incident CCTV footage appears to show this man stealing a signed Audrey Hepburn photograph worth around £2,000.

The incident happened at Gosfield Antiques Centre on October 28 at around 4.15pm.

The CCTV footage shows a man entering the stall at 3.55pm and looking round.

He then returns 15 minutes later, takes the Audrey Hepburn picture off the wall and places it next to a cabinet.

He bundles the picture in to a black JD Sports carrier bag and leaves the stall.

The signed colour photograph of Audrey Hepburn was a publicity shot for the feature film, My Fair Lady and is believed to be worth around £2,000.

It was tagged with authenticity marking, AFTAL219210.

Anyone with information is asked to call Braintree Police on 101.

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