Police release CCTV footage of two men who leave TGI Fridays at Lakeside without paying

Thurrock Gazette: CCTV: Police appeal to find dine and dash pair at Lakeside CCTV: Police appeal to find dine and dash pair at Lakeside

CCTV images have been released of two men who left a restaurant without paying. 

Essex Police are trying to trace the pair who, along with two women, ordered food at TGI Fridays in Lakeside and then walked out without making any attempt to pay. 

Anyone with information about the pair, who were in the restaurant at 7.40pm on Sunday, January 6, is asked to call PC Nicola Hadfield on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. 

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11:18am Wed 30 Jan 13

r6keith says...

If you are going to install CCTV why not invest in one that records pictures of a better quality, most CCTV recorded pictures seem like a waste of time.
If you are going to install CCTV why not invest in one that records pictures of a better quality, most CCTV recorded pictures seem like a waste of time. r6keith
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1:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

techguy2013 says...

I would have thought a big business like tgi fridays would have invested in higher quality cctv technology than this, all we can see is a blurry image of a man and being as it is such low quality that on its own makes catching this man very slim.. so what tgi fridays??? invest in HIGHER quality cctv equipment.
I would have thought a big business like tgi fridays would have invested in higher quality cctv technology than this, all we can see is a blurry image of a man and being as it is such low quality that on its own makes catching this man very slim.. so what tgi fridays??? invest in HIGHER quality cctv equipment. techguy2013
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1:55pm Wed 30 Jan 13

techguy2013 says...

I would have thought a big business like tgi fridays would have invested in higher quality cctv technology than this, all we can see is a blurry image of a man and being as it is such low quality that on its own makes catching this man very slim.. so what did we learn tgi fridays??? invest in HIGHER quality cctv equipment.
I would have thought a big business like tgi fridays would have invested in higher quality cctv technology than this, all we can see is a blurry image of a man and being as it is such low quality that on its own makes catching this man very slim.. so what did we learn tgi fridays??? invest in HIGHER quality cctv equipment. techguy2013
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3:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Gunrunner says...

My mate who is a bit thick once went into a restaurant, paid for his meal, then sneaked out without eating it. I did laugh so much.
My mate who is a bit thick once went into a restaurant, paid for his meal, then sneaked out without eating it. I did laugh so much. Gunrunner
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3:05pm Wed 30 Jan 13

mr_happy says...

The price that resturaunts charge these days, I am not at all surprised at this story.
The price that resturaunts charge these days, I am not at all surprised at this story. mr_happy
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4:06pm Wed 30 Jan 13

maxell says...

I reconise this person its errr errr err private mario
I reconise this person its errr errr err private mario maxell
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5:19pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Ditty1 says...

So if there were also two women present there are four people who walked out without paying, not just the two men. Why not try to trace them all?
So if there were also two women present there are four people who walked out without paying, not just the two men. Why not try to trace them all? Ditty1
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8:43pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Royr says...

I would have thought that police time could be better spent chasing burglars, hit an runs, car thefts, ABH etc rather than the theft of maybe £100 from a large nationwide company!
I would have thought that police time could be better spent chasing burglars, hit an runs, car thefts, ABH etc rather than the theft of maybe £100 from a large nationwide company! Royr
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9:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

they could have took finger prints from the cutlery and glass wear...also taken DNA samples and matched them up on the databases or stored them for when they eventually get pulled in for some other crime, and a good catch them 2 girls got in those two geezers...they can't even pay a food bill and everyone has to do a runner...i bet they played knock down ginger after.
Nice.
they could have took finger prints from the cutlery and glass wear...also taken DNA samples and matched them up on the databases or stored them for when they eventually get pulled in for some other crime, and a good catch them 2 girls got in those two geezers...they can't even pay a food bill and everyone has to do a runner...i bet they played knock down ginger after. Nice. DogsMessInLeigh
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10:21pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Devils Advocate says...

I normally walk out without any thought of paying. The wife moans a bit about why I always leave it to her to pay but, hey, she is so much better at avoiding tipping than I am so why not?
I normally walk out without any thought of paying. The wife moans a bit about why I always leave it to her to pay but, hey, she is so much better at avoiding tipping than I am so why not? Devils Advocate
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10:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Sprinky says...

Ive considered doing this before when sitting in one of these food chains waiting for someone to bring a bill or take a payment for 15-20 minutes. Id like to see the full cctv footage of the incident to decide if they originally set out to be dishonest.

As a second note, do they really think they will ID someone with those terrible cctv camera pictures?
Ive considered doing this before when sitting in one of these food chains waiting for someone to bring a bill or take a payment for 15-20 minutes. Id like to see the full cctv footage of the incident to decide if they originally set out to be dishonest. As a second note, do they really think they will ID someone with those terrible cctv camera pictures? Sprinky
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3:48pm Thu 31 Jan 13

sosad 1 says...

i hope if they catch these " evil nasty persons"that owners of this greaseburger joint get the option by the police to prosecute if you do not they will not come out again most big stores do not nick shoplifters you just get banned the police will only come if the store is going to prosecute its the same with petrol station non payers
i hope if they catch these " evil nasty persons"that owners of this greaseburger joint get the option by the police to prosecute if you do not they will not come out again most big stores do not nick shoplifters you just get banned the police will only come if the store is going to prosecute its the same with petrol station non payers sosad 1
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5:32pm Thu 31 Jan 13

Audioman says...

Free lunch or dinner !!!
Free lunch or dinner !!! Audioman
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10:41am Fri 1 Feb 13

InTheKnowOk says...

No footage of them leaving the shopping centre on foot to the car then?

It's no wonder people get away with so much crime .. Given the technology we have today i think it's a joke that simple and clear pictures can't be obtained to get these parasites banged up.
No footage of them leaving the shopping centre on foot to the car then? It's no wonder people get away with so much crime .. Given the technology we have today i think it's a joke that simple and clear pictures can't be obtained to get these parasites banged up. InTheKnowOk
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