Lightning did strike twice for Nicholas Dobinson of loss adjusters Jackson & Associates recently.

Having been sent out to assess theft claim in an electrical goods shop, he found himself embroiled in another attempted theft.

As Dobinson and the insured were examining the first scene of the crime, they noticed some movement in the far corner of the shop. Hiding behind a display unit with the open till tray at his feet was a young lad.

Although the youth protested his innocence, they decided to call the police. The youth tried to escape the sales area, but was caught and held by the valiant Dobinson.