timberland women A suspected shoe thief was caught on a Sikh temple
This is the moment a suspected shoe thief from a Sikh temple.
Police were called to Gravesend’s Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara on Friday evening.
The 28 year old woman was caught on camera trying on some shoes before putting two pairs, left in the reception by respectful visitors, into a carrier bag and walking off.
VIDEO: The woman stole two pairs of shoes from the temple
The incident happened during the popular Lhori winter folk festival and the footage posted online by Andy Singh has been viewed more than 26,000 times.
But the woman went free after the victim declined to support a prosecution.
Kent Police spokesman Jordan Bluer said: “We received a report that a pair of shoes had been stolen from an address in Khalsa Avenue, Gravesend, on Friday.
The police initially detained the woman
“Officers attended the area. A woman was located and initially detained on suspicion of theft. However, no offences were disclosed and she was later released. The shoes were returned to the victim.”
Mr Singh said: “It’s unbelievable at a place where everything is free and everyone is welcome someone would feel the need to take shoes.
“Everyone who comes in to the temple leaves their shoes there before going upstairs.”
Shockingly, it’s not the first time shoes have been stolen from the temple, with Mr Singh saying wedding guests’ expensive footwear had been taken before, leading to the installation of the camera.