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Queue jumper arrested after supermarket workers’ cars ‘keyed’

We’ve arrested a man suspected of ‘keying’ cars belonging to supermarket staff after he was ejected from the store for queue jumping.
 
Officers arrested the man from an address in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, this morning (2 April) following an incident in Sainsbury's, Bentley Bridge, on Tuesday.
 
It’s understood the 34-year-old barged his way to the front of checkout queues and demanded to be served before others who were waiting two metres apart.
 
He was ejected by store staff and the following day five shop workers found their vehicles had been scratched on the car-park.
 

We're patrolling near supermarkets and won't tolerate attacks on shop staff
We're patrolling near supermarkets and won't tolerate attacks on shop staff

Our officers viewed CCTV footage and today arrested a man on five counts of causing criminal damage. He remains in police custody for questioning.
 
Sergeant Robert Dalton from Wolverhampton Police, said: “Staff at food retailers across the West Midlands have been working hard to keep everyone fed and to stay on top of demand.
 
“It’s shocking that while they’re hard at work someone has deliberately keyed their vehicles causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage.
 
“The vast majority of people have been understanding of the difficult situation, accepting the two-metre social distancing policy and waiting longer than they normally would in shops.
 
“We won’t tolerate abuse or attacks against key workers.”

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