Tesco ‘checking’ shoppers' receipts before they leave store in crackdown on thefts

TESCO is checking customers' receipts at one of its stores in an attempt to crack down on thefts.

The supermarket chain is asking shoppers to show a valid receipt before they leave the Tesco Extra store in Yorkshire in order to catch shoplifters.

The measures will be introduced from today at a Tesco branch in Rotherham.

In a notice put up in the shop window, management said they are trying to tackle antisocial behaviour.

The Sun understands this is a specific and temporary measure at the Rotherham store, and will not be expanded to other sites.

In the notice to shoppers, first reported by The Mirror, Tesco said: "We know this may sound a little unusual, but we genuinely believe this is the right thing to do for our regular customers."

It added that too much time was "spent dealing with lots of types antisocial behaviour and theft, which we know can make your shopping trip unpleasant or even make you feel unsafe."

The note outside the shop in Drummond Street continued: "Checking your receipt should only take a few seconds of your time and will never negatively impact a genuine customer."

It also added that the Rotherham Central policing team are also supporting store staff with the measure.

A Tesco spokesperson told The Sun: “We’re currently asking customers shopping at our Rotherham Extra Store to show their receipt to colleagues as they leave the store after some recent incidents of theft.

"We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

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