All bets are off in lawless Sainsbury's...

2 October 2012

Sainsburys+Store_200-1 Sainsbury’s used to have a respectable image but it seems as though it’s now become something more akin to the Wild West. News reaches us that one of their stores has employed a man who was banned from ALL of their supermarkets after he was convicted of repeatedly targeting them and nicking a £36.79 bottle of Jack Daniels.

Undeterred, and determined to get his Sainsbury’s fix, 24-year-old applied for a job in their Warren Heath branch (it’s in Ipswich)… and got it. Eventually, some bright spark realised that the bloke they’d employed was the same bloke who was on the naughty list and gave him his marching orders.

A spokesperson said: “Mr Patel was convicted of crimes and banned from all our stores a year ago. He neglected to mention his banning or conviction on his application form or at the subsequent interview and as soon as this came to our attention we rescinded his job offer.”

Phew! But that’s not all! Up in the Sainsbury’s in Shafton, Barnsley, their cardboard policeman, PC Bobb (no, us neither) has been nicked, with photos of him appearing on various social networking sites. Are the two stories linked? Who knows.

Have YOU ever committed a crime in your local Sainsbury’s? Or have you even travelled hundreds of miles to commit a crime in a non-local one? Come on – it’s time to fess up once and for all.

14 comments

  • MikeBeav3r
    i used to pinch the free toys out of cereal boxes in that very store....when I was about 6 :p
  • Wants b.
    Ahhh so it's MikeBeav3r's fault that they dont put toys in cereals anymore :(
  • Chewbacca
    Mr Patel posts on here rather often, although he claims to have his own shop... Anyway, I thought they weren't allowed to drink?
  • whatever
    This is yesterday's news ...
  • Zeddy
    "Have YOU ever committed a crime in your local Sainsbury’s?" Yes, I've shopped there without realising how fucking over-inflated their prices were!
  • Fishypicker
    I silently tell Sainsbury's to shove their 'unexpected item in the bagging area' automated checkout every time I walk by on the way to a (wo)manned checkout. Is that a crime? I do hope so.
  • oliverreed
    What shopper wants a voucher that proves that the items they just bought are/were overpriced and then be given a measly time frame to redeem that voucher. JUST REDUCE THE FUCKING ITEMS AT THE FUCKING TILL YOU CUNTS.
  • Sicknote
    I don't shop at Sainsbury - too many scumbags in there.
  • catweazle
    Posted by Chewbacca • October 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm Mr Patel posts on here rather often, although he claims to have his own shop… Well, he has to get his stock from somewhere.
  • Nicodemus J.
    That's pretty expensive for a bottle of JD.
  • Mad H.
    @Nicodemus - we don't know how big the bottle was. For that money, I'd expect nothing short of a nebuchadnezzer of JD
  • Dick
    > He neglected to mention his banning or conviction on his application form or at the subsequent interview How exactly do them implement their ban? If he can get away with attending an interview with them and get a job, how do they stop him entering a store?
  • Mad H.
    @Dick - I understand they're currently experimenting with proximity-triggered exploding collars to keep undesirables out of their stores, but the technology won't be widely rolled out until 2014
  • Gabriella C.
    Sainsburys are crap end of.

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