A Sainsbury’s staff member was assaulted by a shoplifter in Dundee.
The incident at Sainsbury’s Local on Perth Road took place at 10.30pm on Monday inside the store.
It’s understood the female staff member was not seriously injured but shaken as police were contacted.
Police Scotland said inquiries into the incident are ongoing.
A spokeswoman for the force said: “Around 10.30pm on Monday, December 4, 2023, officers received a report of an assault and theft and a premises on Perth Road, Dundee.
“Inquiries are ongoing.”
‘Safety our highest priority’
A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “The safety of our colleagues and customers is our highest priority and we continue to have a range of measures in place to keep everyone safe in the run-up to Christmas.
“We were the first retailer to introduce colleague-worn cameras in 2018 to protect our team and colleagues now wear them in every Sainsbury’s store.
“We have also increased the number of security officers in our stores this year and use measures to deter criminal activity like our in-store detectives and security doors.”