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Man who hid bag in bush is charged with theft

PUBLISHED: 19:00 21 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:54 05 October 2010

A MAN who was seen stashing a bag in a bush by an off duty PCSO before going into the police station was arrested on suspicion of theft. Police Community Support Officer Ahmmedur Choudhury spotted a man wearing a distinctive deer stalker hat hiding a bag

A MAN who was seen stashing a bag in a bush by an off duty PCSO before going into the police station was arrested on suspicion of theft.

Police Community Support Officer Ahmmedur Choudhury spotted a man wearing a distinctive deer stalker hat hiding a bag under a hedge on the corner of Roman Road and Victoria Park Square before he went into Bethnal Green Police Station around 1.30pm on Saturday.

Along with a colleague, PCSO Choudhury seized the bag while the man was at the police station's front desk and fond that it contained a Tom Tom sat nav that police believe was stolen from a Tesco delivery van only 15 minutes earlier.

When the man returned and began looking for the bag he was arrested on suspicion of theft.

A man was charged with theft from a motor vehicle on Saturday following an incident in Bethnal Green.

He appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday and has been remanded in custody until April 27.

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