Paderborn (dpa / lnw) - A suspected thief was found in a Paderborn supermarket and locked in the toilet by a seller.
After a scramble, the 50-year-old branch manager managed to hold the suspect in the toilet until the police arrived, the officials said on Wednesday.
The 62-year-old is said to have stolen a customer's wallet at the cash register on Tuesday and then disappeared into the store.
The woman and the informed branch manager found the alleged thief between the aisles - the wallet was also very close by, but without money.
The branch manager took the 62-year-old into the office and notified the police.
The 50-year-old was able to prevent an attempt to escape.
He was attacked by the suspect with fist blows.
The opponents injured themselves in the scramble.
A witness also prevented the 62-year-old from getting hold of two cutter knives.
The arriving police arrested the man who had already been wanted with an arrest warrant and seized the banknotes they had discovered.
He was arrested.
The 62-year-old is now expected to face another criminal case on suspicion of robbery.
Notice from the police