CCTV Captures Woman Stealing Vibrator By Hiding It In Mobility Scooter

A woman in a mobility scooter is being accused of stealing an $85 vibrator by hiding it in her basket.

CCTV footage from the Libido sex shop in Northbridge, WA, shows two women entering the store and heading over to the female vibrators section.

While the cashier was busy serving another customer, one woman appears to grab an item and put in in the mobility scooter basket, covering the item -- allegedly a Pillow Talk vibrator -- with a bag, and leaving the store.

Police would like to speak to two women captured in CCTV images.

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It's the latest in a series of thefts at the sex shop, and owner Garry Smith told 10 daily that enough is enough.

"I'm just tired of it," he said, explaining that his shop loses about $5,000 per year to theft.

"There's no insurance, that's what people don't get. You have insurance for burglary, but that requires a forcible entry. There's no cover for theft."

Just last week, he had $600 worth of high-end vibrators stolen. Two other women were charged with theft over the incident, but Smith said it still affects his bottom line.

"They said they're going to give the product back, but I obviously can't sell it," he said.

"It's going straight in the bin, and I'm still out of pocket."

He's owned the sex shop for about 15 years, but 12 months ago decided enough was enough, spending about $1500 upgrading the CCTV camera and installing a large screen out the front of the shop.

He also vowed to prosecute every single theft, rather than turning a blind eye and copping the loss.

"People don't give a shit, that's part of the problem," he said.

"I do blame the big stores for their apathy; your Woolworths and Targets just cop is sweet on the balance sheet. They've got millions, but for me, it's the bottom line."

He's developed a good relationship with the local police, and gives them credit for giving the spate of robberies the attention they need.

"They need to know there's an issue, and they will if everybody reports theft," he said.

"If everyone keeps quiet, police think its fine."

Contact the author: abrucesmith@networkten.com.au

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