A couple of ‘dine and dashers’ who racked up a hefty bill on food and pints reportedly stormed out of a restaurant without paying.
They ordered around £115 worth of drinks and food at Viet80s and reportedly escaped the restaurant with what was described as the 'perfect plan'.
Manager Jolie told The Sun: "They ordered a lot of food for two people.
"Nottingham is a very peaceful place but we can't believe this thing has happened.
"It has affected our customers and business."
After allegedly informing staff they were going out for a cigarette, they got into the car and drove off, the restaurant said.
Iris Nguyen, who launched the diner three years ago, told the Nottingham Post that their fake alibi was the 'perfect plan'.
"When they finished they told staff they were going out for a smoke. One of them went to the car park and picked up the other one," said the 33-year-old.
"Their plan was really perfect. One of them stood outside so we didn't notice anything. It happened very quickly.
"We try to create a good environment for customers, luckily they did nothing to annoy any others. Hopefully, we can find them and ask them to pay.
"It's not affected the business financially but we don't want something like that to happen again."
Nottinghamshire Police said on Friday (8 December): "Police have released CCTV images of two men they wish to trace.
"Officers received a report from Viet 80s restaurant in Friar Lane on Saturday 2 December.
"It was reported that two people ordered a meal but left without paying.
"The bill was around £115.
"Police have released CCTV images of two men they wish to trace who could help them with their inquiries.
"The first man has been described as a white male, approximately 35 to 40 years old, large build, wearing a blue hat and denim jacket.
"The second man has been described as an Asian male, in his 40s, medium build, wearing a grey jacket.
"Officers would urge anyone who recognises the two men in the pictures or if you are the two men in the pictures to contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 0682 of 2 December 2023 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
LADbible has contacted Nottinghamshire Police for additional comment.Featured Image Credit: Google Maps/Viet80s