Friday 29 May 2015

Waitrose shoplifter who snatched trolley full of high-end groceries caught because she 'didn't fit in' with posh customers

A shoplifter was caught at Waitrose because she didn't fit in with the posh supermarket's "upper class and very well-dressed" clientele.
Kelly Pierson, who turned up to court with a cigarette dangling from her lips, was described by one staff member as looking "a mess" and like a "typical drug user", a jury heard.

Team leader Mark Barnes said he was suspicious when he spotted Pierson pushing her trolley in the meat aisle at Waitrose's store in Sevenoaks, Kent.
It was full of high-end products, including several packs of steak and numerous coffee jars, and he said they were not typical of a weekly shop.
He told the jury: "She looked like she was potentially under the influence of drink or drugs. She did not quite fit the Waitrose, Sevenoaks, customer.
"I watched her for some time and noticed her shopping was out of the ordinary and her trolley had quite a number of high-end products."
Pierson, 41, was stopped by the general manager as she tried to leave the store via a lift without paying for £254 worth of groceries.
Her trolley included four packets of steak, five jars of Nescafe Gold Blend at £8.85 each, Welsh lamb, tuna at £6 a tin and a pack of chicken breasts priced £12.99.

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