Two intrepid schoolboys munched and drank their way through £300 worth of food and booze after locking themselves into a Sainsbury’s overnight.
The boys, who are believed to be aged 12 and 13, spent hours roaming the aisles of an East Kilbride Sainsbury’s, before concealing themselves in the clothing department while staff locked up for the night at 10pm.
Then, left to their own wily devices, the pair proceeded to ‘ransack’ the store for four hours while it was unattended, until they were caught by baffled early morning staff at 2am.
A source told the Daily Record:
The two boys were locked in for hours as the doors get locked at 10pm and only open to let customers out who are still at the checkouts at that time.
It was the early hours in the morning when they were discovered by one of the night workers down an aisle.
The two boys had worked their way through hundreds of pounds worth of food and alcohol and helped themselves to various other products before being discovered.
A few night workers are mostly working in the same area as a small group rather than being spread around, hence why it took so long to discover the boys.
Police confirmed they are investigating a theft at the store after a camera and two memory cards were reported missing from a stock take following the incident.
A police spokesperson said:
At around 2am two boys aged 12 to 13 were found with items within Sainsbury’s Kingsgate.
Parents were called and the children were picked up and are safe and well.
The statement continued:
Following further enquiries three items have been reported stolen.
Enquiries are ongoing with Sainsbury’s.
The store security will be ‘stepped up’ following the incident.