A man has been caught on CCTV allegedly sneaking into the kitchen of a Dundee restaurant before stealing a jacket and mobile phone.
Staff working at the popular Kobee Japanese steakhouse on Dock Street were left confused when a jacket belonging to one of the waiters went missing on Sunday evening.
After searching everywhere, Kobee owner Steve Chow decided to look over the extensive surveillance system.
A camera pointing towards the entrance to the kitchen clearly shows a man enter the staff quarters before taking a quick look around.
He then rummages among some belongings before grabbing a blue jacket and scurrying off the way he came.
The jacket, belonging to a waiter who was working at the time, contained a Samsung mobile phone worth several hundred pounds and a set of house keys.
The theft took place at around 5pm and the footage has now been handed over to police to help with their investigations.
Kobee owner Steve Chow said all the staff were shocked when they realised what had happened.
He said: “We’re pretty sure we know who it is. We’re leaving it for the police to find the guy now.
“Apparently he’s pretty well known for this kind of stuff. The restaurant has CCTV cameras installed everywhere.
“We are highly secure, we have an alarm system and 16 cameras around the whole restaurant. It’s important for your protection and insurance. There’s no escape.”
Mr Chow said it was the first theft he had experienced in the time he has owned the restaurant and warned other businesses to take steps to protect against anything similar happening to them.
He said: “The waiter was angry because he lost the mobile and all his contacts.
“Maybe this is a warning for businesses, especially with the Christmas period coming up. Thieves will be very active again.”
A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “We have received a report of theft from a premises in Dock Street, Dundee. The matter is being investigated.”