Caught Red Handed in CCTV
There was a phone call and I was busy serving the customer. The phone rang for quite some time and I managed to get hold of it..
"Hello, just now I came to your shop to buy two items and when I reached home, I realized that I had lost my purse."
"When was that?"
I looked at the time and it was already 1pm. "You must have dropped it."
"No, I put it on the counter."
"It can't be. If it's on the counter, surely we would have kept it for you."
"I will come over now."
Sure enough, she came in a short while. I asked her, "What time did you pay for your items?"
I was thinking: It wouldn't be easy for me to check the cctv if I didn't have the exact time. So I asked her about her items. She just bought a tin of biscuits and a can of sardines. I checked through my cash machine and found out that the items were bought at 12.30pm.
I set the time on the cctv and viewed it. Great, it was her and I saw something black on the floor where she stood. I reviewed it at a minute earlier and saw how she dropped her purse. She had paid for her items and put her purse into her handbag. When she turned to move away from the counter, her purse dropped.
Meanwhile, an old lady was at the counter too. She was paying for her stuff and was walking away when she saw the purse. She picked it up and put it into her shopping bag.
Unfortunately, that old lady was not a regular customer. In fact, I haven't seen her before.
I hope that the old lady would return the purse to the owner soon..