As supermarkets grapple with the horrendous panic buying situation in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Coles has been faced with another blow.
Its store in Curtin, ACT, was ram raided in the early hours of this morning by two assailants who smashed in the front door and gained entry.
Social media erupted with rage as many claimed it was an act of desperate panic buyers.
But ACT Police have confirmed it was not COVID-19 related.
“At about 4.10am this morning a red Toyota sedan was driven into the front doors of a supermarket in Curtin (ACT),” a spokesperson told news.com.au.
“Two persons entered the store and left a short time later with no stolen property. They went straight to the cigarette counter but left empty-handed.”