Brazen scam against Aldi in Essen!
On Saturday (October 22nd) there was a theft in Aldi Nord on Bonifaciusstraße in Essen-Schonnebeck. The booty: larger quantities of coffee and deodorant. Only afterwards did an Aldi employee notice a strange “coincidence”.
Because the day before, an unknown person had entered the discounter shortly before closing time at around 8:50 p.m. And presented himself to the employees as a policeman! He pulled out his fake ID card and explained to the bewildered employees that he wanted to “check things out”.
Police are investigating lousy fake officials
The fake police officer asked about the security precautions at the branch. Fatal, because: Apparently this insider knowledge was used for the theft. According to employees, the suspect is between 35 and 39 years old, about 1.75 meters tall, has short black hair and is of southern appearance. His German is accent-free.
Warning to ALL employees of supermarkets and discounters
The police are now warning shop employees in particular: they must take a close look at their service ID card and have it given to them. If in doubt, you should call the authority from which the alleged official comes. In an emergency, a call to 110 is sufficient.
In principle, sensitive security precautions in branches should not be discussed. The police are now investigating charges of theft and assumption of authority. In addition, it is checked whether there are other cases of this new scam.