Pair of elderly thieves steal shopping bag from car?s boot - but was just diarrhoea medication The Crown, Bridgnorth,-2.4210324,3a,24.8y,171.06h,88.29t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sD23BgNKKFeEeO8BRBMmRQw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
The couple now appear to be on the run (Picture: Google Maps)

A pair of elderly thieves may have been in for a shock after pinching a businessman’s shopping from the back of his car.

Ian Russell said an ‘old couple’ were seen taking his carrier bags out of the boot in the car park of the Crown pub in Bridgnorth, Shropshire last weekend.

But the Shropshire Star reported the bags simply contained an extra large box of medicine used to help in the recovery from diarrhoea.

Ian, a managing director at building supplier R&B, wrote on Facebook: ‘To the old couple seen stealing my shopping bags from rear of my vehicle at 5pm tonight [Saturday] on the Crown car park.

‘I sincerely hope that you need the large box of Diarolite more than me.’

The couple now appear to be on the run.

Thieves have also made off with other unusual items this year.

Some people managed to swipe an eight-foot-tall gorilla statue from a garden centre in Scotland in March, in what appeared to be a targeted attack.

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Wearing a ‘Bring Gary Home’ badge, owner Andrew Scott said the statue ‘brought a lot of joy’ to customers and was ‘an excellent reference point’ to delivery drivers.

‘We ask that you keep a lookout for Gary in the hope that he is returned safe and sound to his family,’ he added.

One man is now known as ‘Captain Underpants’ after chasing a thief down the road in just his underpants in the freezing cold two Decembers ago.

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