A startling, heart-warming example of loyalty and teamwork flared bright in Morrisons on Boundary Road, in St Helens, Merseyside. On June 6th, 2014, a rather garrulous, unpleasant and unsavoury character was causing a row with one of the store’s security guards, who’d clearly caught him out stealing. Now, normally this would be nothing to report, but as the thief and guard reached the doors, the thief made a break for it, throwing the guard and attempting to escape through the car park.
a powerful female voice bellowed “Staff!” Instantly the entirety of the store’s young, fit males deployed as if on a military manouvere, moving in groups to apprehend the thief. As a bystander in this event, I was in awe, deeply impressed and inspired by the staff in this shop when, flanked by exultant store assistants and led by the manager, the captured thief was paraded past every single checkout. Whether calculated or not, this walk of shame serves as a stern and powerful reminder that the staff in Morrisons are proud, prepared to defend their shop and pretty damn fast!
Throughout, decorum and the normal shopping routine had been maintained by other staff members, who joined the public in scrutinising the face of the thief, whose is known in St Helens as Lee Halsall.
In summary an unpleasant and unfortunate incident was brought to an end with the decisive, efficient action of the Boundary Road Morrisons staff.