Shoplifting: Parents want to sue store

2012-04-20 11:03
Pretoria - The parents of a Pretoria high school girl want to sue Clicks after the store wrongfully had their daughter arrested for shoplifting.

Beeld reported that despite claims by shop management that the 14-year-old girl had stolen lipstick, nothing was found on the girl after she was apprehended.

A day after the arrest, the girl’s parents were called by the Clicks regional manager and told that the case would be withdrawn due to lack of evidence.

The girl told reporters she had looked at make-up and had taken out her wallet to see how much money she had. She then put back her wallet.

She only bought sweets and after paying, the manager pulled her arm and yelled at her. She was taken to the shop office and her handbag was searched. Nothing was found.

The girl’s mother said seven policemen came to arrest her daughter and she was fingerprinted and taken to the police station.

A Clicks spokesperson said the matter was being investigated.

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