Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Two Schoolboys hide in Sainsbury's until 2am

Two schoolboys are reported to have helped themselves to hundreds of pounds worth of goods after being locked inside a supermarket in East Kilbride for four hours.

The boys - aged 12 and 13 - were discovered by night-workers inside Sainsbury's on the Kingsgate retail park in South Lanarkshire in the early hours of Monday 7 August.

The shop closes at 10pm every night, after which it only opens its doors to let customers out.

According to the East Kilbride News, the boys hid in the clothing department until closing time before "ransacking" it.

A source who spoke to the paper said the lads had worked their way through "hundreds of pounds" worth of goods before being discovered.

They were not found until 2am the following day, at which point the incident was reported to the police.
A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed they were investigating an alleged theft, and said: "An investigation is ongoing and we are continuing with our inquiries."

Officers confirmed that a £35 camera and two memory cards were found to be missing after a stock take following the incident.

A spokeswoman for Sainsbury's said: "We can confirm there was an incident at our East Kilbride store and we're supporting the police with their investigation."

She also said that no alcohol was consumed or stolen during the boy's lock-in.

New night-time security measures - including closing the shop shutters and extra security checks - are reportedly being introduced in the branch following the incident.

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