Grocery store thief shoves $500 worth of shrimp down his pants

Grocery store thief shoves $500 worth of shrimp down his pants

Security camera footage has captured a bizarre incident in which a man walk into a grocery store and stuffed items into his pants in a bid to steal them. It appears he only sought out bags of frozen shrimp, of which he stole approximately $500 worth.

The unidentified thief entered Vons grocery store several times and each time "concealed numerous bags of frozen shrimp in his pants". According to the Riverside Police Department in California, these incidents occurred over a span of just 15 minutes.

This is the moment the thief shoves $500 worth of shrimp from a grocery store down his pants:

Furthermore, it is believed that the suspect stole 30 bags of shrimp, which was worth about $500.

Credit: Riverside Police Department

The Riverside Police Department in California shared footage of the incident on its Facebook page, writing:

"On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Riverside Police Officers responded to the Vons grocery store, located at 3520 Riverside Plaza Drive, regarding a past theft. When officers arrived, they learned a male suspect had entered the business 3 times within a time span of about 15 minutes.

"Each time the suspect entered the business, he proceeded to the frozen food section and concealed numerous bags of frozen shrimp in his pants. A total of 30 bags of frozen shrimp were stolen with a retail value of over $500.

"The suspect is described as a white male adult, about 50 to 60 years old, gray hair, approximately 5’-10” tall, and between 150 to 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a navy blue sweater, and a tan jacket."

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The department urges anyone who may have any information regarding the identity of the suspect to contact Detective Jeff Putnam at (951) 826-2054 or jputnam@Riversideca.gov.