An attempt to steal used frying oil was foiled by the unexpected intervention of an employee of a restaurant in Mers-les-Bains, Saturday June 4, 2022, shortly after 1 p.m.
The facts occurred at the entrance to the town in the Grand-Marais commercial area, located opposite the Auchan hypermarket, and near the Mers casino. The oil was stored at the back of the establishment.
A complaint was lodged with the Tréport gendarmerie. The case takes place in a global context marked by a sharp rise in the price of certain oils, due to the war in Ukraine.