Shampoo, salt and soft drinks were spilled on the floor.
Police at Lymington have released this CCTV picture of a youth seen around the time criminal damage was caused at the Co-op at Ampress Services, in the town.
At about 1.50am Sunday, October 7th, three youths entered the store and
selected several items, including a sandwich. At the till, staff refused to
sell the sandwich because it was out of date. The youths went to select other
items, and the staff returned to stocking shelves.
When one member of staff heard a loud bang, she saw that a bottle of soft
drink had been dropped on the floor and was leaking.
The youths paid for their goods and left the shop. It was then that staff
discovered that many items had been spoiled or damaged.
Soft drinks, shampoo and salt were thrown on the floor, and a raw chicken
was placed among nectarines. The total damage was £38.56.
Police want to identify a white youth in his twenties who is slim with
short blond hair. He was wearing a pink shirt. This youth is believed to have
vital information about the incident.
Lymington PC Kieron Maddock appealed for information. "This is a rare,
pointless and stupid incident. There were numerous people in the store who may
have witnessed it, including the offender’s friends. They should come forward
to us, unless they think this behaviour is acceptable,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Maddock at Lymington on 101
or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.
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