Police bundle suspected supermarket thief
by Peter Walker
A suspected shoplifter who tried to steal about £15 worth of
wine was “bundled” by police in Maidstone’s Sainsbury’s at about
The man, thought to be in his mid to late 20s, was then carried
out kicking and screaming into a police van which left about 10
About seven police vehicles arrived at the scene on Romney Place
after the man was caught trying to steal three bottles (pictured
above) of Sainsbury’s own wine.
Customer assistant Craig Pembel, 26, said: “I just came out from
my break and he was on the floor.
“There was a lot of swearing. He was thrashing about and
throwing his weight when they all bundled on top of him.
“Then they took him out horizontally.”
Cazenave Kezia, 18, was one of a large group of Paris students
who watched the incident in fascination from the car park.
She said: “It’s weird because we don’t have that in France –
there was a lot of police for one man – it was very
English teacher Michel Jolibois, 60, who was taking the students
to visit Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, said he thought the police
had it all “under control”.
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