Cheeky thieves steal DVDs – by posting them home from INSIDE Asda in nicked envelopes
A superstore has been forced to relocate its stock of envelopes – after crafty thieves used them to post stolen swag from INSIDE the shop.
Staff at Asda in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, cracked the scam after noticing an inordinate amount of padded envelopes and postage boxes going missing from the in-store Post Office.
And workers revealed balls of steel shoplifters were using the envelopes to package up new release DVDs and CDs and send them home from the Post Office counter, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The envelopes have now been moved and are kept at the entertainment counter on the other side of the store.
On a local Facebook page, Jennie Barker commented: “Who would have thought that there were such clever criminals in Ellesmere Port.”
Other shoppers made light of the situation. One said: “Ha ha! Class…… 1st class.”
An Asda spokesperson confirmed that “a small number of customers” were posting items to themselves using the in-store Post Office.
They said: “We take shoplifting very seriously and work with the local police to ensure this doesn’t happen in our stores. This allows us to continue to offer the low prices that customers expect from Asda.”
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