A DISCOUNT shopping chain said it would review an incident in which a group of youths threatened customers and staff and help police however possible.
A Home Bargains spokesperson pledged to assist the police after a group of boys shouted and swore at people in their Maltby store yesterday.
Police were called to reports of anti-social behaviour at the store on Hamilton Road at 5.45pm, a police spokesperson said.
A group of eight boys aged around 13 shouted and swore in the shop and threatened shoppers.
The youths threatened members of staff who had asked them to leave, the spokesperson said.
Police said enquiries were ongoing to locate those involved.
An officer from the Rotherham South Neighbourhood Policing Team said the youths had been causing panic among elderly shoppers and using trolleys dangerously.
“Reports were received about youths disrespecting staff and customers, causing havoc with the merchandise and using trolleys dangerously,” they said.
“Whilst this may seem like a small incident, it has caused panic to a number of elderly shoppers who are only just getting used to venturing out again.
“These youths will be identified and educated on how their actions affect others.
“The appropriate banning orders will also be put in place.”
The police spokesperson said incidents of anti-social behaviour could be incredibly distressing to the local community and encouraged anyone with concerns to report them to the police.
A spokesperson from Home Bargains said: “The safety and security of our colleagues and customers is extremely important to us.
“As such, we are currently reviewing the incident, which took place at our Maltby store, and will be assisting Rotherham South Neighbourhood Policing Team in whatever way we can.”