Staff chase off would be shoplifter after he tries to steal £200 of alcohol

Staff chase off would be shoplifter after he tries to steal £200 of alcohol

Staff chase off would be shop lifter after he tries to steal £200 of alcohol

Staff chase off would be shop lifter after he tries to steal £200 of alcohol

First published in Echo News
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STAFF members chased off a would-be shoplifter after they spotted him trying to steal £200 of spirits on New Years Day.

The man walked in to the Co-op at The Pantiles, Billericay and put £200 of spirits into a blue pull along suitcase.

However staff spotted him and chased him.

He dumped the suitcase and made off empty handed.

Police are looking to speak to the man captured on these CCTV images in connection with the theft.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Colin McCabe at the Retail Crime unit at Basildon Police Station on 101.

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3:29pm Sat 4 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

eagle eyed staff..!! lets face it someone walking round a shop with a suitcase on wheels will always look sus, nice clear pics too....someone will finger him.
eagle eyed staff..!! lets face it someone walking round a shop with a suitcase on wheels will always look sus, nice clear pics too....someone will finger him. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 11

4:32pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Shame they didn't detain him
Shame they didn't detain him Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Nebs says...

He'll get let off. They always are.
He'll get let off. They always are. Nebs
  • Score: 0

5:12pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Reckless_young_driver says...

Gotta love a shoplifter!
Gotta love a shoplifter! Reckless_young_driver
  • Score: -17

5:43pm Sat 4 Jan 14

supermadmax says...

quality cctv, impressive stuff.
quality cctv, impressive stuff. supermadmax
  • Score: 10

9:40pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Mikkel1 says...

MORE Police means LESS Crime, so WHERE are they??????????
MORE Police means LESS Crime, so WHERE are they?????????? Mikkel1
  • Score: -3

1:05pm Sun 5 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

Mikkel1 wrote:
MORE Police means LESS Crime, so WHERE are they??????????
auserity mate..... and we're "all in it together" says mr cameron...... unless of course your in the group that aren't.....
[quote][p][bold]Mikkel1[/bold] wrote: MORE Police means LESS Crime, so WHERE are they??????????[/p][/quote]auserity mate..... and we're "all in it together" says mr cameron...... unless of course your in the group that aren't..... pembury53
  • Score: 0

4:44pm Sun 5 Jan 14

J Arthur Rank says...

Shame he dumped the suitcase, he'd probably be able to make good use of that when he appears at court- after he's been fingered, of course (or perhaps the fingering comes after the court case?).
Shame he dumped the suitcase, he'd probably be able to make good use of that when he appears at court- after he's been fingered, of course (or perhaps the fingering comes after the court case?). J Arthur Rank
  • Score: 1

6:36pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Reckless_young_driver says...

J Arthur Rank wrote:
Shame he dumped the suitcase, he'd probably be able to make good use of that when he appears at court- after he's been fingered, of course (or perhaps the fingering comes after the court case?).
I doubt anything will happen atall even if he is caught. The fine will be less then the amount of alcohol that was stolen probably.
[quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: Shame he dumped the suitcase, he'd probably be able to make good use of that when he appears at court- after he's been fingered, of course (or perhaps the fingering comes after the court case?).[/p][/quote]I doubt anything will happen atall even if he is caught. The fine will be less then the amount of alcohol that was stolen probably. Reckless_young_driver
  • Score: 1

4:51am Mon 6 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
eagle eyed staff..!! lets face it someone walking round a shop with a suitcase on wheels will always look sus, nice clear pics too....someone will finger him.
Not if they were on there way, to travel
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: eagle eyed staff..!! lets face it someone walking round a shop with a suitcase on wheels will always look sus, nice clear pics too....someone will finger him.[/p][/quote]Not if they were on there way, to travel LastLaugh2
  • Score: 0

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