Irish mothers accused of scamming businesses across Brisbane have allegedly been caught stealing from a supermarket.
CCTV footage shows at least two women filling their bags at the city’s Chevron Island store before allegedly making off with 150 dollars’ worth of shopping.
When a staff member approaches, the blonde woman frantically unloads the goods from her handbag into her basket, revealing the items she allegedly planned to steal.
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Shocking footage also shows one of the women allegedly swiping a stack of meat trays from the shop floor.
Queensland police told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Police are aware of the incident and are making follow up inquiries.’
Police are now investigating if the mothers are linked to an Irish fraudster who was recently arrested in Broadbeach but failed to show up at court, reported Seven News.
Several small business owners across Brisbane claim they have been scammed by the same women, who have been spotted around the city with two prams and at least four children.
Managers of several restaurants claim the women have been planting shards of glass in their meals before refusing to pay.
Queensland Police say they had received several reports of a group causing a ruckus in venues close to the CBD.
“We are aware and are following up inquiries. We are looking at other possible similar offences of that same nature.
“Any business owners with patrons refusing to leave the premise or if they have safety concerns should contact police immediately,” a spokesman said.
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