Police appeal to identify two men in connection with stolen alcohol

Southend Standard: Police appeal to identify two men Police appeal to identify two men

Police are looking to identify two young men in connection with alcohol theft in Basildon two weeks ago.
A number of bottles of spirits were stolen from Asda Eastgate shortly after 9pm on Thursday, February 2.
Two men were captured on CCTV and officers would like to identify them, as they believe they can help with their investigation.
Anyone who knows the two men should contact investigating officers at the retail crime unit at Basildon police station on 101.

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3:22pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Basildon30 says...

Good to see the Asda security guards doing their job. Surely by following them on their CCTV they would have stopped them leaving the shop.
Good to see the Asda security guards doing their job. Surely by following them on their CCTV they would have stopped them leaving the shop. Basildon30
  • Score: 3

4:09pm Sat 15 Feb 14

ReverendLovejoy says...

Basildon30 wrote:
Good to see the Asda security guards doing their job. Surely by following them on their CCTV they would have stopped them leaving the shop.
Err, no? They obviously didn't follow them on CCTV at the time of the theft. It wasn't until the staff noticed items missing that weren't sold that they checked back over the CCTV and found these two failures of life.

And besides... the security guards at Asda as so gormless, anyone would think they are just there as a deter-ant only. If someone actually got called out in the store as being a thief, I bet the security guards wouldn't even bother stopping them, they might get done for GBH or infringing on human rights if they did.

The are merely at the store to put people off trying to shop lift.
[quote][p][bold]Basildon30[/bold] wrote: Good to see the Asda security guards doing their job. Surely by following them on their CCTV they would have stopped them leaving the shop.[/p][/quote]Err, no? They obviously didn't follow them on CCTV at the time of the theft. It wasn't until the staff noticed items missing that weren't sold that they checked back over the CCTV and found these two failures of life. And besides... the security guards at Asda as so gormless, anyone would think they are just there as a deter-ant only. If someone actually got called out in the store as being a thief, I bet the security guards wouldn't even bother stopping them, they might get done for GBH or infringing on human rights if they did. The are merely at the store to put people off trying to shop lift. ReverendLovejoy
  • Score: -7

4:38pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Basildon30 says...

ReverendLovejoy wrote:
Basildon30 wrote:
Good to see the Asda security guards doing their job. Surely by following them on their CCTV they would have stopped them leaving the shop.
Err, no? They obviously didn't follow them on CCTV at the time of the theft. It wasn't until the staff noticed items missing that weren't sold that they checked back over the CCTV and found these two failures of life.

And besides... the security guards at Asda as so gormless, anyone would think they are just there as a deter-ant only. If someone actually got called out in the store as being a thief, I bet the security guards wouldn't even bother stopping them, they might get done for GBH or infringing on human rights if they did.

The are merely at the store to put people off trying to shop lift.
Trust me, by the camera angle they are looking at these 2 men as potential thieves. I wouldn't go as far as to call them gormless but when they are paid the same as the people who collect the trolley's you wonder if they are that bothered about whether or not they stop anyone.
[quote][p][bold]ReverendLovejoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Basildon30[/bold] wrote: Good to see the Asda security guards doing their job. Surely by following them on their CCTV they would have stopped them leaving the shop.[/p][/quote]Err, no? They obviously didn't follow them on CCTV at the time of the theft. It wasn't until the staff noticed items missing that weren't sold that they checked back over the CCTV and found these two failures of life. And besides... the security guards at Asda as so gormless, anyone would think they are just there as a deter-ant only. If someone actually got called out in the store as being a thief, I bet the security guards wouldn't even bother stopping them, they might get done for GBH or infringing on human rights if they did. The are merely at the store to put people off trying to shop lift.[/p][/quote]Trust me, by the camera angle they are looking at these 2 men as potential thieves. I wouldn't go as far as to call them gormless but when they are paid the same as the people who collect the trolley's you wonder if they are that bothered about whether or not they stop anyone. Basildon30
  • Score: 3

5:00pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Devils Advocate says...

As usual, the have-nots picking on the have-nots. People who know everything about nothing sitting in judgement, sans evidence of facts. I was lucky enough to be in the locale of these "Gormless" as you put it, security guards when they mounted a coordinated trap with other security guards from the town to catch a shoplifting gang. It was pretty to watch how they took the thieves down. There are reasons, for instance, why the pictures are as blurred as they are, making it hard for people to positively identify the people, but, if you look over the guards shoulder at the console in the entrance, you will see how clear the recorders are. Perhaps as you grow older and realise you do not know everything, you may find you actually knew nothing. Try just doing your own job properly and leave other workers doing what they do best.
As usual, the have-nots picking on the have-nots. People who know everything about nothing sitting in judgement, sans evidence of facts. I was lucky enough to be in the locale of these "Gormless" as you put it, security guards when they mounted a coordinated trap with other security guards from the town to catch a shoplifting gang. It was pretty to watch how they took the thieves down. There are reasons, for instance, why the pictures are as blurred as they are, making it hard for people to positively identify the people, but, if you look over the guards shoulder at the console in the entrance, you will see how clear the recorders are. Perhaps as you grow older and realise you do not know everything, you may find you actually knew nothing. Try just doing your own job properly and leave other workers doing what they do best. Devils Advocate
  • Score: 12

5:59pm Sat 15 Feb 14

GTA Essex says...

ReverendLovejoy wrote:
Basildon30 wrote:
Good to see the Asda security guards doing their job. Surely by following them on their CCTV they would have stopped them leaving the shop.
Err, no? They obviously didn't follow them on CCTV at the time of the theft. It wasn't until the staff noticed items missing that weren't sold that they checked back over the CCTV and found these two failures of life.

And besides... the security guards at Asda as so gormless, anyone would think they are just there as a deter-ant only. If someone actually got called out in the store as being a thief, I bet the security guards wouldn't even bother stopping them, they might get done for GBH or infringing on human rights if they did.

The are merely at the store to put people off trying to shop lift.
I've been stopped for shoplifting before in Asda. They do try and catch as many people as they can, but they can't have eyes on everyone. I was just unfortunate they had eyes on me. Asda just sent me a letter saying I was banned for life (but I still go in there) and had to pay a fine of £33 (which I never paid). But regardless of that one and only time I've been caught, I still shoplift. Like they say, if you save the pennies, you save the pounds!
[quote][p][bold]ReverendLovejoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Basildon30[/bold] wrote: Good to see the Asda security guards doing their job. Surely by following them on their CCTV they would have stopped them leaving the shop.[/p][/quote]Err, no? They obviously didn't follow them on CCTV at the time of the theft. It wasn't until the staff noticed items missing that weren't sold that they checked back over the CCTV and found these two failures of life. And besides... the security guards at Asda as so gormless, anyone would think they are just there as a deter-ant only. If someone actually got called out in the store as being a thief, I bet the security guards wouldn't even bother stopping them, they might get done for GBH or infringing on human rights if they did. The are merely at the store to put people off trying to shop lift.[/p][/quote]I've been stopped for shoplifting before in Asda. They do try and catch as many people as they can, but they can't have eyes on everyone. I was just unfortunate they had eyes on me. Asda just sent me a letter saying I was banned for life (but I still go in there) and had to pay a fine of £33 (which I never paid). But regardless of that one and only time I've been caught, I still shoplift. Like they say, if you save the pennies, you save the pounds! GTA Essex
  • Score: -10

6:16pm Sat 15 Feb 14

the25man says...

I can understand people shoplifting for food but these two need to caught
I can understand people shoplifting for food but these two need to caught the25man
  • Score: 3

7:06pm Sat 15 Feb 14

GTA Essex says...

the25man wrote:
I can understand people shoplifting for food but these two need to caught
Maybe there alcoholics and needed a few bottles of spirits.
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: I can understand people shoplifting for food but these two need to caught[/p][/quote]Maybe there alcoholics and needed a few bottles of spirits. GTA Essex
  • Score: -3

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