Policeman’s shopping stolen while he chased Asda shoplifter
PC Graham Thomas is leaving Asda in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, when he spots security guards talking with a suspected shoplifter. Suddenly, the man runs off. The guards give chase. Officer Thomas joins in.
He leaves behind his bag of vegetables and hamster treats.
“When I got back I was told staff had placed my bag in the chiller, he says. “Presumably because they didn’t know how long I would be gone – although there was nothing that particularly needed keeping cool in it.”
When he returned from the chase, the bag was gone. CCTV revealed it had been stolen by a woman.
The man got away.