A supermarket in Bristol has resorted to displaying empty containers on their shelves in an unusual move to try and combat shoplifters.
An employee at the Redcliffe Co-op says thieves target the store several times each day, with repeat offenders even disguising themselves.
Staff have been emptying containers of popular products like coffee and laundry detergent before putting them back on the shelves.
If a customer wants to buy one of these items, then staff must go and collect them from the stockroom.
The initiative started a month ago and the staff member believes some other Co-op branches in the city are also following their lead.
An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: "When there is an incident of a shop theft where an offender has been detained by a retailer we will always make every effort to attend if resources are available."