Sainsbury’s shoplifting suspect detained after waving vodka bottle and grabbing fire extinguisher, say police

A shoplifting suspect is in custody after waving a vodka bottle at Sainsbury’s staff in East Grinstead, Mid Sussex Police have said.

Thursday, 5th August 2021, 1:52 pm

The incident happened last night (Wednesday, August 4), said Mid Sussex Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Darren Taylor.

He told his Twitter followers: “A shoplifter stopped by staff at Sainsbury’s, EG last night thought he would try and escape them by waving a vodka bottle at them and then grabbing hold of a fire extinguisher to help him escape.”

“The brave staff managed to detain him,” Inspector Taylor added.

Sussex Police said a shoplifting suspect is in custody after waving a vodka bottle at Sainsbury’s staff.

Anyone with information can get in touch online at www.sussex.police.uk or call 101.