ScamWatch: Asda thieves post themselves stuff

30 January 2015

Burglar-Bill-001 Badman news now, some cheeky urchins have been making off with DVDs and the like from an Asda, using their own in store Post Office.

The Ellesmere Port branch in Cheshire has been forced to remove padded envelopes off the shelves after they realised that crooks were using them for a sneaky but genius bit of wrongdoing.

While it wasn't the entire area doing it, Asda said it had narrowed it down to a small number of customers.

Asda was alerted to the scheme last month but it did not come to light until a baffled shopper questioned why envelopes had been moved from the other side of the shop to where the in store Post Office was.

In store staff confirmed the issue with one customer, who then shared it with the whole world via Facebook “It’s because people used to pick them off the shelves, stuff DVDs and such like into them from the store, then post it back to themselves..”

“So, stealing without taking anything out of the store. The Post Office then takes it away without you going through the alarm gate. You've got to hand it to the crims in the port, it was worth all the hassle just to hear that story!!" he added.

Asda remain unamused, commenting that they will be getting the police involved too. So there. “We take shoplifting very seriously and work with the local police to ensure this doesn’t happen in our stores,” a spokesperson said. “This allows us to continue to offer the low prices that customers expect from Asda.”

TOPICS:   High Street News

3 comments

  • Al
    Love it! What a brilliant idea
  • Mark
    Bit dim of the store & old bill. Let them carry on doing it, intercept the post bag & see which jiffys contain nicked items, take down the addresses and next day have a copper pose as a postie and as soon as they receive the package nick them for stealing or receiving!
  • Steve R.
    That's why the post boxes are supposed to be in the foyer, on the other side of the security scanners DUH!

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