A gang of thugs smashed a Sainsbury’s shopfront in south London in a night-time raid as supermarkets come under huge pressure amid coronavirus fears.
The six men tried stealing alcohol from the New Kent Road store in Elephant and Castle at around 10.50pm yesterday by “concealing spirits in their clothes”.
Police said that Sainsbury’s staff confronted the men, who became “hostile and threatening” and fled outside before trashing the store front.
The Met Police said: “Staff had reported that six men had entered the store and began to conceal spirits in their clothes.
“When confronted by staff the men became hostile and threatening. When the group left one of them picked up a sign that was outside the store and damaged a window.
“Officers attended and four men aged 20, 21, 21, and 22 were arrested near the scene on suspicion of theft and criminal damage.
Video footage shows the gang throwing a blue sign at the glass entry, which then shatters. A larger group then runs away, leaving a trail of carnage behind them.
Sainsbury’s told Mail Online, a spokesperson said: “It’s a shame that these things are happening.”
These appalling scenes come as Britain’s supermarkets come under unprecedented pressure from customers stockpiling amid fears of self-isolation.
Tesco and Sainsbury’s are limiting customers to buying three of any item, while Asda and Morrisons are restricting purchases across 1,250 regularly-bought lines.
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