This heartless thief used distraction tactics faking he had a pain in his head to steal two charity boxes.

The suspect caught on CCTV at the Best One food store on Heath Road, is seen undoing his jacket before launching in to a dramatic performance while the assistant shows him various boxes of tablets.

He says he wants the ‘good ones… the expensive ones’ as he throws himself on to the counter wailing and holding his head but it’s all an act so so he can nick the charity boxes. He conceals the two boxes under his coat before the assistant can see and leaves.

The theft happened on October 11. If you know this man report online or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.