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A BAFFLED supermarket worker has revealed how a brazen – while strange – suspected shoplifter gave himself away.
TikTok user @sandycro0d re-enacted the bizarre scene she experienced during a shift at her branch of discount chain Aldi.
She told how a shady-looking man actually came up to her, peppering with questions about the supermarket’s anti-theft policies.
The TikTokker started the clip by saying: “So I just got off from work from Aldi and this is a conversation between me and a customer that I literally had today.”
She described opening their encounter with “Hi, sir, how you doing today?” – before he responded with: “Well, good, good. You ever catch anybody stealing from here?”
When told no, he went on to mumble: “Oh, okay – um, I was just wondering ’cause it seems like it would be really easy.”
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She says she laughed before assuring him: “Some items actually have a security tag on them.
“So if you trying to walk out of the store without cleaning them it will set off the door buzzer and then somebody will approach you actually.”
She added: “So I mean, I don’t know – people usually just pay for their stuff.”
The mystery man’s response apparently amounted to: “Oh, wow. Um, seriously – I mean, I didn’t even know that.
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“I’ve never, uh – okay, thank you, lady. Have a good day.”
She signed off by giving a reply of “Okay, sir, thank you, have a good day” – before quipping: “Thank you for stealing – I mean, shopping – from Aldi.”
The supermarket worker uploaded her video with the caption: “If you’re gonna steal just do it – don’t get to the asking questions.”
Aldi has more than 990 UK stores and has just announced plans for five new locations in the next few months, potentially opening up about 200 new jobs.
The firm’s anti-theft policies in the UK have come under fire this week, with the revelation cashiers have been told to rummage through shoppers’ “bags for life” before processing their purchases.
The policy change – which the company called a “short-term measure” – comes following reports of a rise in thefts amid the country’s cost of living crisis, with food price inflation at 15.4 per cent.
Yet Aldi was also revealed this week to be the country’s cheapest supermarket for groceries in the latest analysis by consumer group Which?.