Thirsty 'thief' locked in liquor store chiller

  • 04/12/2015

An alleged thief reportedly made the most of being detained by the employees of a central Auckland liquor store last night.

The man had allegedly tried to take off with two bottles of alcohol from Thirsty Liquor on Karangahape Rd before duty manager Pardeep Singh Jassal chased him, pulled him back into the store and locked him in the chiller, Fairfax Media reports.

While staff waited for police to arrive, the man happily helped himself to a box of Cody's bourbon and cola, a popular RTD.

Mr Jassal told Fairfax keeping him in the chiller was the safest option, and three police units arrived around 9:30pm.

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