Schoolboys 'hide in Sainsbury's overnight and take £300-worth of food'

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Two schoolboys helped themselves to £300-worth of food and alcohol after they hid in a Sainsbury’s store and were locked in overnight, it has been reported.

The youngsters, aged 12 and 13, reportedly raided the shelves to the supermarket store in East Kilbride, in Scotland, after hiding in the store’s clothes department.

It has been claimed the pair spent four hours roaming the store drinking booze and eating food before they were caught by a night worker.

The boys were returned to their parents after they were caught on Tuesday, August 8.

An investigation has been launched, with police in Scotland confirming a theft at the store is being investigated.

A £35 camera and two memory cards were reported missing during a stock take.

Speaking to the Daily Record, a source said: “It was the early hours in the morning when they were discovered by one of the night workers down an aisle.

“The two boys had worked their way through hundreds of pounds worth of food and alcohol and helped themselves to various other products before being discovered.”

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson confirmed that there was an “incident” at the store.