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Last Updated: Saturday, 20 August 2005, 13:39 GMT 14:39 UK
Laptop thief 'good for business'
The suspect - (c) Manchester Evening News
The suspect was caught on camera eight times
The owner of a CCTV surveillance shop which was robbed by a hooded thief has said the incident was "the biggest boost to business imaginable".

The suspect was caught stealing a 700 laptop on eight separate cameras at CCTV Surveillance Solutions in Dale Street, Manchester, last Saturday.

Store owner David Arathoon said people saw his clear CCTV images in the press and wanted that for themselves.

"He's given us publicity that we could never have dreamed of," he said.

Greater Manchester Police are investigating the laptop theft.

"We already had a bit of a laugh at his expense, because it is so daft to target a CCTV shop," Mr Arathoon said.

"Now we are laughing even harder."

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