Inquiry launched after shopper loses £50 in supermarket

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An internal investigation is under way at a Sudbury supermarket after a customer reported losing a £50 note while shopping.

Pensioner David Thomas, from Great Cornard, was doing his weekly shop at Farmfoods in Northern Road when he realised he was missing £50.

The 77-year-old told staff what had happened and said he believed the money had been lost in the shop, but attempts to find the cash proved unsuccessful.

Last week, Mr Thomas contacted the Free Press explaining that he thought someone had taken the money for themselves, and he hoped their conscience could be pricked.

“I hope they are sleeping well,” he said.

On Friday, Diane McCrory, who was shopping in Farmfoods on the day the money was thought to have been lost, said she had seen the £50 handed to till staff.

“I was just about to pay when someone handed in some money to staff on the counter,” said Mrs McCrory, who lives in Sudbury and said she shopped at the supermarket every Friday.

“The staff member stopped putting items through and put the money in their till.

“There was an elderly man who had just left and I thought the money might be his. I do hope he gets it back.”

Mr Thomas said he had been back to Farmfoods on a number of occasions and asked about his missing money.

“I have asked and phoned, but heard nothing,” he said.

“It puts a different perspective on things if the money was handed in.”

A spokesman for Farmfoods confirmed an investigation was being conducted.

“I have asked staff about the money and will be asking again,” he said. “I will not be happy if it was taken.”