A serial meat thief is targeting Canvey’s Iceland - and threatening to stab staff if they stop him.
Hundreds of pounds of luxury meat has been stolen from the shop, in Furtherwick Road, which has been hit three times in four days.
The shop has released CCTV images of a man they believe can help police with the ongoing investigation into the incidents.What's the market for this? Who buys meat from a guy in the pub?
Store manager Dave Sturdy said “He must be taking £100 worth of meat, all luxury meat, each time.
“He is coming into the shop, filling up the basket and then just walks out.
“He walks by the cashier and says ‘don’t follow me or I will stab you, I have a knife’.
“It is the audacity of it all, just to be so calm.
“He calmly fills his basket, walks out, and then sprints up High Street.
“It is hard.
“We have reported every incident to the police.”
“We are doing all we can but there is not a huge amount we can do.”Well, no. That's what we pay the police for, isn't it? What are they doing?
A spokesman for Essex Police asked for anyone who recognises the man to come forward.Ah. Sod all. Can't even organise a steakout at the local Iceland....