Eastleigh Police have issued a warning to would be thieves after they tracked down and charged two men who snatched a case of Vodka from Lidl on Tuesday.
The thieves tried to drive away with a member of staff sprawled on the bonnet of their car but despite this brave effort stop the suspects, they made their escape in a blue Mercedes car.
Yesterday two men from Southampton were arrested on suspicion of theft and a house in Southampton was been searched.
One of the men was also charged with common assault.
Police continued their enquiries into this incident throughout the day and late yesterday evening two 28yr old men both from Southampton were charged with the theft of 6 bottles of vodka & bailed to appear at the Cities Magistrates court later this month.
Police say that If anyone was at Lidl’s Tuesday afternoon and saw the incident at around 3 pm they should contact Eastleigh police on 101.
The Sgt responsible for policing in the town centre, Chris Spellerberg, said:
“The quick & bold actions of staff and good quality EBC CCTV, showing the suspects leaving the area, helped us to identify both men and make early arrests. Shop keepers, Eastleigh residents and the police won’t tolerate people stealing from their stores.
So don’t think you can come into Eastleigh and commit crime without getting caught, because we will catch up with you, we will arrest you and with sufficient evidence we will put you before the courts.”
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