Businesses are being warned to be on their guard after a Helston shop was targeted by a pair of brazen thieves for the second time.
Staff watched footage of a man and woman stealing several items on CCTV and reported the incident to the police.
The couple were easily identified in the video and the business owner was surprised to see them back in the shop acting suspiciously.
Staff asked them to leave the premises but first asked if they could look in their bags. This led to one of the pair pulling out several of the shops products and throwing them on the floor.
The incident left the owner questioning the judicial system when thieves not only remain free to continue their crime spree, but do not seem deterred by any impending legal action.
The wheels of justice appear to be moving slowly, if at all, which is a stark reminder for businesses to be vigilant.