Thief steals urinal from pub

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Thief steals urinal from pub
A licensee thought someone was taking the pee when he discovered a urinal had been stolen from his pub toilets. Alan Dreja, licensee of the Royal Oak...

A licensee thought someone was taking the pee when he discovered a urinal had been stolen from his pub toilets.

Alan Dreja, licensee of the Royal Oak in Southampton captured the thief - who spent 40 minutes removing the urinal - on CCTV which he has now handed to police.

He had wandered in and ordered half a pint of Fosters, took a few sips and went into the toilet a few times​Suzie Dreja of the Royal Oak.

His wife Suzie said: "We were stunned. He had wandered in and ordered half a pint of Fosters, took a few sips and went into the toilet a few times.

"He did a very professional job. He turned off the stop-cock and capped off the pipe.

"Our staff had thought we had taken it off for repair and it was not until the evening we noticed.

"After we realised, we looked at the CCTV and saw him go in with a flat rucksack and come out with it bulging. He actually wiped his fingerprints off the door as he left."

A spokesman for Hampshire police told the BBC: "It is a very unusual theft and we would like to speak to the man captured on the CCTV.

"It was clearly a very professional job," he added.

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