Waiting in the aisles

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 October, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 October, 2004, 12:00am

A shopper is distracted yesterday, making herself a possible target for thieves. Police warn supermarket customers are being preyed on at a growing rate. West Kowloon police said thefts from shoppers in the district's supermarkets had increased from 26 in 2002 to 86 last year, with 69 in the area so far this year. But in the two years since September 2002, only 26 of these cases had been solved. Most thefts occur between 5pm and 8pm, when shops are more crowded.