Coronavirus chaos as blind shopper is mugged for her TOILET PAPER by cruel hoarders – The Sun

Coronavirus chaos as blind shopper is mugged for her TOILET PAPER by cruel hoarders – The Sun

March 18, 2020


A BLIND shopper has said she had toilet paper stolen from her shopping trolley by selfish coronavirus hoarders.

Casey Hyde, from Melbourne, Australia, who is legally blind and needs a guide dog to help her get about, said she had faced the disgraceful behaviour.

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She told 9News: “Because we cannot see, people are stealing from us.

“Please consider other people who are disadvantaged because we can’t get food because we don’t have cars.”

The news comes after Woolworths announced they were introducing special shopping hours for the vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis.

From tomorrow most Woolworths stores in Australia will allocate the hour between 7 to 8am to the vulnerable who have government concession cards.

All other shoppers will have to wait until 8am before they can use the stores.

Woolworths boss Clare Peters, said despite the retailer's attempts to quickly restock shelves, many elderly and vulnerable customers had continued to miss out.

"This temporary measure will give them, and those with a disability, the opportunity to shop before our stores officially open – helping them obtain the essential items they need most in a less crowded environment," she said.

They're getting more trucks on the road, working with suppliers, she said, and are asking Australians to remember the community spirit seen during this year's bushfires.”

She added: “Now – more than ever – we need to be kind to each other.”

So far chains such as Coles and Aldi have not made similar plans but IGA is considering it.

The company currently has a trial scheme underway at its Altona store in Melbourne with a shopping hour set aside between 6-7am.

Home delivery services are said to be still available for “the majority of products” across the country.

Ms Peters said the supermarket sold seven weeks' worth of toilet paper in just one day last week.

“Ms Peters said the supermarket sold seven weeks' worth of toilet paper in just one day last week.

Just three days ago a shopper in Britain claimed he has been mugged for his toilet roll as he left a Savers store in Harringay, north London.

Dinedra, 56, said a stranger snatched the pack of toilet rolls from his hand as he left the store.

The shopper, who wouldn’t reveal his second name, was shaken but otherwise unhurt by the broad-daylight attack at around 3.30pm

As panic buying sweeps across the US, big warehouses have resorted to using cops to guard toilet paper stockpiles.

hoppers claimed they saw cops guarding bulk shipments of toilet paper inside a Costco in Fargo, North Dakota Monday morning.




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