Parcel bomber singles out Tesco customers.
On Tuesday, a 70-year-old man and his wife escaped unharmed after a package exploded at their home in Bournemouth, Dorset.
Three other parcels were intercepted by police at a Royal Mail sorting office yesterday, all addressed to customers in the Bournemouth/Poole area.
The 70-year-old victim of the parcel bomb said: "There was a very loud bang. The shock made me drop it on the dressing table where it continued to spark and give off a lot of smoke."
John Purnell, director of security for Tesco plc, denied the company's database could be used by the blackmailer to find customers' addresses.
He said: "We go to great lengths to safeguard it."
Tesco first received a blackmail letter demanding money at a local store on September 4.
Seven Tesco customers have also received threatening letters.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Sep 22, 2000|
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