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Seagull walks into a Co-op and shoplifts tuna sandwich

A seagull walked into a Co-op and shoplifted a tuna sandwich from the store as a customer tried to stop him. 

Veberley Macdonald filmed the bird, known to locals as Gus, as he went in and out of the Co-op on Union Street, Aberdeen yesterday.

The greedy gull was seen walking into the store to seek out some lunch and trying to pick up two separate sandwiches to take outside and eat.

Footage shows the seagull struggling to carry one sandwich in its beak so tries for another before finally managing to secure a tuna sandwich.

Veberley Macdonald filmed the bird, known to locals as Gus, as he went in and out of the Co-op on Union Street, Aberdeen yesterday

The automatic doors only open to allow the seagull escape when a customer begins walking in.

One customer then tries to get hold of the stolen item but the seagull manages to make a lucky escape.

The video ends just as the 'Gus' is shown pecking away at the sandwich outside the store with his stolen goods.

Veberley Macdonald, 35, captured the footage and posted it on Facebook, writing: 'You'll never believe who I ran into on the way to work this morning...MY BUDDY GUS!!!'

Cheryl-Anne Stewart commented: 'I drove past him a few days ago and he had a sandwich'

Jennifer Baird wrote: 'God, sometimes I really do miss Aberdeen and how absolutely mental it is!' Gintare Ratkute added: 'Love it!'

This was not the first time that Gus has been caught on camera stealing from the store. In the clip, the gull is shown tottering around outside the store as pedestrians walk by.

The seagull then makes its way in and a few seconds later can be seen emerging back outside with another sandwich in its mouth.

A customer tries to navigate the gull back into the shop by blocking him off with his foot.

But the gull doesn't seem deterred at all and just walks off to the bus stop directly across from the shop to peck its way into the sandwich. 

Veberley Macdonald said: 'It seems to be every day that I see Gus, I see him most mornings or afternoons.

'At first it was crisps he was stealing now it's sandwiches.

'I thought it was so funny at first he seems quite clever'

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