A video released by LiveLeak.com appears to show a Chinese women working with a very young partner in crime.
According to Shanghaiist, the CCTV footage records the action of a pregnant mother who distracts a shopkeeper while her daughter slips behind the counter to rob the cash register.
In the video, the young thief hides behind a pillar and then slips behind the counter to raid the cash drawer, the top of her head just inches out of sight, while her mother chats away.
However, HuffPost UK Lifestyle should point out that, as the video shows no evidence of the couple entering or leaving the shop together, there's a possibility the actions of the duo are not connected.
Incidences of shoplifting crime are on the rise in the UK, according to the BBC, and last year an American mother disappeared after her scheme to relieve a Safeway shopmarket of a trolley of food items -- with the help of her daughter -- when awry.
According to SF Weekly, Marcy Keelin asked her 10-year-old daughter to push their shopping trolley out of the shop, while she waited in the car. But when store detectives stopped the young girl, her mother promptly drove off. Nice
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