Police in Teddington have issued a warning after distraction thieves were reported operating on the High Street.

In a tweet, police warned: “Residents be advised of distraction thieves operating around the High St in Teddington.

“Suspects posing as magazine sellers on the street without a license or charity and attempted to swipe a mobile phone.”

If you witness anything like this contact Teddington police on 999 if the crime is ongoing or 101.

Have you been affected? Contact: grainne.cuffe@newsquest.co.uk