Police Called To Dispute In Supermarket Aisle As Toilet Paper Buying Frenzy Escalates
Police have been called to a shopper dispute in a Woolworths supermarket aisle west of Sydney.
NSW Police have confirmed an incident in a supermarket in Parramatta on Wednesday afternoon, after a Sydney radio caller claimed the store's toilet paper aisle had been cordoned off.
The caller had told 2GB that multiple police officers were at the scene.
NSW Police said officers were called to the supermarket following reports of a disturbance about 1.30pm Wednesday.
Officers confirmed there had been a dispute at the store but no arrests have been made.
Woolworths confirmed no team members were involved or injured.
"We're aware of an incident between two customers in our Parramatta store earlier today. Police were called in response to the incident by store security," a Woolworths spokesperson told 10 daily.
"The store remains open and is trading as normal."
The incident comes as toilet paper supplies across the country are being cleared out by shoppers amidst coronavirus fears.
Shoppers Say They're Panic-Buying Toilet Paper Just Because Everyone Else Is
Trolleys packed full of toilet paper, spray cleaner and long-life milk are flying out of supermarkets -- but people say they're only in a frenzy because everyone else is, not because they're scared of the coronavirus.
Woolworths announced that it would be enforcing a four-pack limit on the sale of toilet paper across its stores.
Authorities have urged calm, saying such panic-buying is unhelpful and unnecessary.