A staff member at a Coop in Chalfont St Peter was racially abused by two ladies when confronted for not paying for certain items.
The incident happened on March 22 around 11/11.30am at the Coop in Market Place.
The staff member, who is of Indian ethnicity, was told to “go back to his country” by the two ladies.
Speaking to ChalfontsNews, he said: “I saw these two ladies walking into the shop and they were a bit suspicious, because they were selecting so many items from the shop and placing them in their bags. I didn’t challenge them at first because I thought they didn’t want to use the baskets we provide because of COVID-19.
“One lady put around £40 worth of stuff in her bag and the other lady had £130 worth of staff in her bag and in the basket.
“I saw them leaving so I stopped and asked if they had forgotten to pay for some items, they were pretending to have paid for everything but I watched them and that was not true.
“When I challenged them, they started to abuse me. I’ve been told to ‘go back to my country’ .It was very humiliating and disrespectful as it happened in front of many customers.
“I felt very down, I don’t go to work to get abused from customers, we are here to help and support them only. This was on top of the whole pandemic stress and it was just unnecessary.”
The police have been informed and they are looking into the incident.