'Tattie bandit' steals thousands of potato scones in second spree

This is Rigged claimed to have stolen 1,050 potato scones in Glasgow on Monday - after stealing 1,200 on Friday.

‘Tattie bandit’ steals thousands of potato scones in Glasgow in second spree This is Rigged via Supplied

The “tattie bandit” struck again as protestors stole hundreds of potato scones in Glasgow for the second time in a matter of days.

This Is Rigged claims that it targeted all supermarkets in the city centre and placed 175 packets of the stolen breakfast food, which is equivalent to 1,050 potato scones, in a trolley on George Square on Monday with a sign reading “Free tattie scones”.

It comes after the environmental protest group claimed to have stolen 1,200 potato scones on Friday, before handing them out to the public.

The group claims the “redistributive action” protest is against the cost of living crisis, specifically highlighting how the the prices of the potato product have risen by 22%.

Potato Scone theft: A similar protest was held on Friday. This is Rigged via Supplied

This Is Rigged said the increase is down to the price of Maris Piper potatoes rising, due to crop failure as a result of climate change.

The group is demanding that supermarkets slash the prices of baby formula and other infant products to March 2021 prices and that the Scottish Government funds a community food hub per every 500 households.

A spokesperson for This Is Rigged said: “We support the tactics and actions of the tattie scone bandit, and can see that they clearly have more concern for the wellbeing of the people of Scotland than the Scottish Government or the corporate profiteers running our supermarkets.

“While people struggle to survive, let alone live, through these exceptionally difficult times, supermarket profiteers have the audacity to give their 7 figure salaries a further raise, while our ScotGov representatives drag their heels on a long overdue plan to ensure peoples’ right to food.

“This just isn’t on, and the tattie scone bandit clearly understands that. Mon the spuds.”

Police Scotland has been contacted for comment.

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