Pick n Pay debunks allegations of women locked in cold storage room


Pick n Pay have debunked allegations that said two women were locked in a cold storage room overnight.

This is after there were reports that the duo was seen shoplifting but unfortunately, one of them died since the incident occurred.

However, Pick n Pay said it doesn’t know about any deaths.

David North, who is the head of strategy and corporate affairs earlier explained about what occurred during the event(s).

“Tuesday 1 September, our security personnel in the store, saw two people acting suspiciously, suspected of shoplifting. They were followed, carefully and respectfully. When they left the store without paying, they were asked by our security staff to stay at the store. Police were notified and they were asked to stay until the police arrived.”

North explained that the two folks were seated in a meeting room, in the store located upstairs, which wasn’t close to the location of the cold storage room.

He further explained a video storage displayed two people exiting the store in a hale-and-hearty condition and said there was no complaints whatsoever about their health.

North said Pick n Pay has already released the video footage of what occurred in the incident to SAPS and said they are willing to make the footage public if permitted to do so.

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