Meat theft from Tesco on Plumstead Road
15:46 18 July 2014
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A former police officer was seconds away from catching thieves who stole a basket full of meat from Tesco.
A man in a baseball cap and black jacket was seen running out of the shop to an awaiting car on Plumstead Road at around 1.50pm today carrying a basket piled high with meat and salmon.
Paul Rice, a former Norfolk police officer and Train Terrain shop owner, saw a white VW car hovering on the forecourt with a woman behind the wheel.
As the thief ran outside Mr Rice, 54, from Potter Heigham, grabbed him – but was forced to let go as the car sped away, almost smashing in to another vehicle as it left.
Police enquiries continue. Any witnesses should call police on 101.