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24/12/2013 10:55 GMT | Updated 24/12/2013 11:06 GMT

Christmas Tree Stolen From Care Home – Do You Know This Woman? (PICTURE)

Police are appealing for help in identifying a woman captured on CCTV stealing a Christmas tree from a care home.

The woman took the tree from a sheltered housing building for vulnerable adults in Camberwell, south east London on 16 December at around 7.15pm.

She had entered the home on the pretence of visiting someone who did not know her.

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The woman was caught on CCTV stealing the care home's only Christmas tree

After a short period of time in the building she left taking with her a small Christmas tree that was at the entrance of the building.

The tree had been donated to the facility by a member of staff and was the only one on the premises.

PC Lorna Clark, said: "This is a particularly callous crime especially at this time of year involving some of our more vulnerable members of society.

"If anyone is able to identify the female or has any information about the theft they are asked to contact police on 020 8721 2446 or 101 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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She entered the home on the false pretence of visiting someone there