Nappy thief strikes at Boots in Petts Wood

News Shopper: Lynn Wilson is struggling with thieves Lynn Wilson is struggling with thieves

A thief was pursued out of Petts Wood Boots today (May 21) before throwing a bunch of nappies back at shop staff.

While browsing in the Queensway store in the afternoon, Olivia Hussey, 35, saw the suspect flee carrying a big bundle of the baby product.

Shouting to the store manager as alarm bells rang, the Clark’s supervisor gave chase in the hope of retrieving them.

She told News Shopper: “I was looking at some hair dye. I looked up I saw him (thief) leg it out the store.

“I shouted to Lynn (manager) and ran out after him. I chased him down the road. He was running towards Orpington.

“I didn’t think about it, I just ran. We all help each other out as it happens a lot here.

“He was getting into his car and I said ‘I’m going to take a picture’ – he threw the nappies back.

“He said, ‘sorry, I’m broke’.”

Boots’ Lynn Wilson, 64, had soon arrived and managed to get a good look of the car, which she noted as a silver Peugeot 407.

Having been in charge of the Petts Wood branch for seven years, she mentioned thefts are a daily occurrence and added “annoyed is not the word”.

She said: “When I heard the commotion I chased out and saw him get into his car and we took a photo.

“I said, ‘I’m calling the police’ and he threw the nappies back at us. He was quite a big bloke, maybe about 6’1.

“It’s happening a lot. It’s good we all help each other out but they just come in and take – things go missing.”

She has reported the incident, which occurred at around 1.30pm on Wednesday May 21, to the police.

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10:48pm Wed 21 May 14

Simon bald says...

nappies for a kid,poor kid
nappies for a kid,poor kid Simon bald
  • Score: 3

7:18pm Thu 22 May 14

mouthalmighty says...

Seriously, the price of nappies are extortionate. Just like womens' sanitary wear, or incontinence pads. They take all your money especially if baby's got a runny tummy and mum has an heavy period, plus dad can't hold it all in.
Criminal.
Seriously, the price of nappies are extortionate. Just like womens' sanitary wear, or incontinence pads. They take all your money especially if baby's got a runny tummy and mum has an heavy period, plus dad can't hold it all in. Criminal. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 25

9:04pm Thu 22 May 14

cherithporter says...

This is not the first time I've heard this story about Boot's in Petts Wood. A few years ago this manager and her colleague had to chase some youths trying to get onto a bus because they were stealing..
This is not the first time I've heard this story about Boot's in Petts Wood. A few years ago this manager and her colleague had to chase some youths trying to get onto a bus because they were stealing.. cherithporter
  • Score: 2

2:50pm Thu 29 May 14

xxspicerxx@tiscali.co.uk says...

I know the cost of living has gone up, but it does not give people the right to just take things, its wrong!! They may think as a company Boots can afford the loss, but it affects the store and the budget, which affects the staff wages and could end up with job losses.
I know the cost of living has gone up, but it does not give people the right to just take things, its wrong!! They may think as a company Boots can afford the loss, but it affects the store and the budget, which affects the staff wages and could end up with job losses. xxspicerxx@tiscali.co.uk
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