Coles supermarket TikTok video: Employees take on a suspected thief in the store’s parking lot

Coles supermarket workers were applauded after their dramatic attempt to stop a suspected thief was caught on camera.

A new viral TikTok video shows several Coles employees taking on a woman who allegedly tried to steal a shopping cart full of groceries.

WATCH ABOVE: Coles employees take on a suspected thief

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“These thieves tried to steal a full shopping cart,” reads a caption above the TikTok video. “Great job for those workers that they got it back.”

The footage shows two Coles workers approaching the alleged thief as she pushed the cart across the parking lot to a waiting car.

During the altercation, an employee is filmed grabbing the woman – who is accused of stealing the groceries – by the sweater, causing her to wriggle out of her shirt.

Two of Coles’ supermarket employees were filmed in a dramatic scuffle with an alleged thief. Recognition: tick tock

The woman is then seen taking off after the trolley, which was secured by another Coles worker.

The alleged thief yells obscenities and insults and appears to push a worker backwards, leading to another scuffle with the two Coles team members around the wagon.

The accused woman then snatches a box from the top of the wagon, causing further tension with the Coles staff.

A crowd of onlookers witnessed the incident and the alleged thief can be heard shouting at him.

Kohl answers

A Coles spokesman said the supermarket is investigating the incident.

“The safety and well-being of our team and our customers is our top priority,” the spokesman told 7NEWS.com.au.

“We’re reviewing what happened and making sure our team members always put safety first when working in our stores.”

During the scuffle, one of Coles’ employees can be seen holding the alleged thief by her sweater. Recognition: tick tock

The video had 2.4 million views and sparked more than 80,000 reactions.

Many applauded the Coles workers for their “brave” actions.

“They need a raise now,” said one.

Another added: “Good on you ladies!”

Some shared concern that workers may have been injured in the scuffle.

“Workers should never put themselves in such a dangerous position,” replied one TikTok user.

The accused woman lunges at the shopping cart full of groceries being held by a Coles employee. Recognition: tick tock

Wrote another: “It really isn’t worth compromising your security for a billion dollar company.”

Others commented that it was upsetting to see such confrontational footage.

“It’s so sad. Times are really tough. Don’t judge anyone,” said one.

Another wrote: “Well they must be hungry… and that’s sad.”

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