On Friday night, London police stopped a stolen car that was filled with rolls of toilet papers and sanitizers. All three men were immediately arrested for car theft and burglary.
London police told media on Saturday that they had recovered a stolen car filled with a haul of stolen toilet paper and hand wash products that are out of stock due to the coronavirus outbreak. All three men that were in the car were arrested within an hour for the theft of the car and the burglary.
On the night of 20th March, the London police stopped a vehicle that was filled with a haul of stolen toilet papers and sanitizers. The stopped car also turned out to be stolen and was immediately taken into custody. All three men that were in the car were arrested for stealing the packs of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, which are in short supply due to the coronavirus outbreak, and for the theft of the vehicle.
“Police officers always get a massive sense of satisfaction when we catch burglars… however we never expected to find this stolen loot in the boot,” the Operational Support Group of police in Essex, a county northeast of London, said on Twitter.
Toilet papers and hand wash soaps have gotten out of stock as shoppers keep emptying the supermarkets. Not only this, but food items like pasta and frozen peas have also gotten out of stock after the government instructed people to stay at their homes.
Minister George Eustice told that a billion pounds ($1.2 billion) of extra food has been squirreled away over the past three weeks, putting massive pressure on supermarkets, and the environment.
Many of the supermarkets in London had brought in extra guards and set up special queuing zones in order to deal with this panicking situation where the citizens keep emptying the shelves of necessary food items and toilet rolls.
Police officers always get a massive sense of satisfaction when we catch burglars... however we never expected to find this stolen loot in the boot.— Essex OSG (@EssexOSG) March 20, 2020
Stolen items recovered and 3 arrested all within an hour of it being reported 👍🏻 #ThatsHowWeRoll 🧻 pic.twitter.com/zeqY9CNEbN