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Shoplifters run out luck after stealing coffee cans at Alexandria shop

Nov 12, 2018
Shoplifters run out luck after stealing coffee cans at Alexandria shop

A man and three women are expected in court on Monday after they were arrested for shop-lifting at several shops.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender, a group entered a supermarket in Alexandria.

"Their movement among the isles, raised suspicion and they were monitored. It was later noted that the shelf containing the Jacobs Kronung and Nescafe Gold coffee was empty as well as Nan Pelorgan milk powder was romoved," she described.

"The ‘suspects’ walked out of the shop to a parked car. One of the employees tried to stop them, but they ignored him and got into a car and drove off.

"The vehicle was followed by the owner, who chased them and managed to have the vehicle stopped before reaching Port Alfred."

On searching the vehicle, five Jacobs Kronung Coffee, two Nescafe Gold coffee and two cans of Nan milk formula were found.

"There was also plastic bags from different chain stores including Mr Price, Street Fever and Sheetstreet and branded security tape from Mr Price, which is normally used to seal packages at chain stores when clients enter with packages," Captain Govender said.

"Four suspects - a male and three females, between the ages of 30 and 42 years, were arrested on a charge of shoplifting and will appear in the Alexandria Magistrate's Court on Monday."

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