Thief caught on camera before dropping most of the money

The thief was caught on CCTV as he took hundreds of pounds of cash Credit: West Midlands Police

A thief has been caught on camera stealing money from a receptionist in a Wolverhampton hotel.

The robber snatched hundreds of pounds from behind the reception desk at the Britannia Hotel on Lichfield Street but dropped most of it as he made his escape.

The thief went behind the reception desk while the receptionist was cashing up Credit: West Midlands Police

A hotel employee chased after the man as ran from the front of the building around 10.30pm on 14th December.

Police are appealing for witnesses.