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This Man Rode Into A Shop On A Hoverboard And Stole Some Lucozade

Police are appealing for information about the theft.

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Police want to speak to this man, who casually rode a hoverboard into a shop in south London on Sunday, picked up a crate of Lucozade and rode out again without paying.

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By making off on his hoverboard, the man may have committed a second offence by riding the device in public.

Hoverboards – also known as self-balancing scooters – are highly sought-after Christmas presents this year, despite safety fears surrounding low quality Chinese-made models, which are prone to overheating while charging and exploding.

Trading Standards officers have seized 15,000 suspect hoverboards at UK ports this year so far.

Metropolitan police detectives are keen to hear from anyone who recognises the man. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Patrick Smith at patrick.smith@buzzfeed.com.

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