A retailer in Erewash has been left frustrated with their local police force following what they described as the “perfect scam” in their store last month.
A juvenile stole £50- worth of cigarettes and tobacco from the store counter during a card transaction being made by an accompanying adult.
The retailer, who wishes to remain anonymous, told RN: “An adult came into the store with a juvenile and asked for cigarettes and tobacco.
“During the card transaction, the juvenile with a hood on reached over and took the goods and walked out. The card was then declined.”
The adult pleaded innocence and remained in the shop while the police were called.
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