THIEVES grabbed holdalls off the shelves of Tesco in Ponders End last night to help them carry their loot.

Around 60 young people descended on the shop, in High Street, at around 9.20pm in a second night of violence in North London.

A source, who did not wish to be named, said: “It all kicked off here last night. They stole everything from food items to things you’d expect like TVs. Every department of the shop was hit.”

The looters entered the front of the shop after smashing a small window, but found themselves in a bottleneck.

They moved to the side of the store, where they smashed more windows to gain access.

Twelve members of night staff rushed to the back of the shop and were forced to watch as hooded thieves ransacked dozens of aisles of goods.

The looters stole DVDs, computer games, televisions, sports equipment and some food.

The source added: “It was like some people were doing their weekly shop.”

Police arrived 20 minutes after the first report of disturbance and made around 12 arrests.

Police stayed at the shop until the early hours of the morning as a group of 20 youths loitered at the bottom of the car park.

This morning the shop was open as normal with nearly all of the mess removed, however a few of the store’s windows are still boarded up.