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Jeweller tracks down thieves who stole £750 gold bracelet after posting CCTV on Facebook because police failed to investigate (5 Pics)

A jewellery shop owner turned detective to track down the two men who burgled his stall after police failed to investigate the crime nearly a month after it was reported.
John Easom, 41, who owns Gold Bank jewellers in the intu Victoria Centre, said two thieves made off with a £750 gold bracelet during a distraction burglary on August 8.
The thieves were captured on CCTV but despite many calls to Nottinghamshire Police, officers never visited the scene of the crime or wanted to examine the very clear video footage.
John Easom pictured at Gold Bank in Victoria Centre Market, Nottingham City Centre. Two thieves stole a gold bracelet from his stall in a distraction burglary

Mr Easom was told on Tuesday, September 4 - nearly a month after the incident - that an officer had finally been assigned to the case but is on leave until Friday.
But the shop owner had already carried out his own investigation turning to social media to upload the CCTV video showing the two culprits in action.
The video received more than 28,000 views and the names of both suspected thieves were handed to him.
The gold chain that was stolen from the Gold Bank in the intu Victoria Centre Market which is worth £750

He said: "I left the incident in the police's hands and by August 31 when nothing had happened I posted it on Facebook. It was a £750 loss and we don't want that and the incident shook up my staff. It makes you nervous dealing with certain customers.
"The police have not handled the investigation at all. They have never come to collect CCTV despite us having full evidence and they have never come out to see us and still have not been out yet.
"They said 'if we do not have any leads we don't investigate it' and the reason they don't have any leads is they have not been here to collect anything.
"I am very happy to work with the police and to help with inquiries but this time it seems to be a one way street and we have fallen through the net.
John Easom turned detective and tracked down the villains after police failed to act following a raid by posting the CCTV on social media

"I don't want people to think they can rob us and there are no consequences. If I can help the police I will do hence why I have phoned them up with the names (of the suspected thieves) and they still have not done anything.
"The video was also posted so no one else suffers a loss if they come into their shops."
John Easom has now been given the names of the two individuals in the CCTV images and the police have now visited Mr Easom about the incident


Mr Easom said the incident happened on August 8 at 12.41pm. A man appears to look at the jewellery on display and asks to see a £750 gold chain.
As he examines the chain, another man confronts him, grabs the chain from his hand and runs away. The incident is caught on the stall's CCTV cameras.
Chief Inspector Donna Lawton for Nottinghamshire Police said: "We take shop theft seriously but we grade our response to incidents based on threat, risk and harm.

"On this occasion it appears that whilst our initial grading was correct, we should have acted more quickly when we were informed of further evidence available. We are looking into why it wasn't upgraded.
"A member of the city centre neighbourhood policing team has visited Mr Easom on Wednesday September 5 to apologise in person on behalf of the force for our response to date and we are currently making efforts to locate the suspects. We will keep Mr Easom up to date with our enquiries.
"A gold chain was stolen during the theft at Gold Bank Jewellers, Victoria Market, intu Victoria Centre, at around 12.50pm on 8 August.
"A man asked to look at the chain before a second man snatched it from his hands and ran off. Officers want to speak to both men in connection with the incident."
One of John Easom's assistants standing in the shop in Nottingham. The owner has now phoned police with the names he has received after a social media appeal

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