Sunday 30 April 2017

Police on chocolate thief trail

Thieves in Essex made off with 9,500 pounds worth of chocolate
Thieves in Essex made off with 9,500 pounds worth of chocolate

Police are hunting conmen who stole £9,500 worth of chocolate bars.

A man duped a driver into taking his delivery of Milka and Toblerone bars to a different location after he arrived at the Paycocke Road industrial estate in Basildon, Essex.

When he arrived at the new location, two other suspects were waiting and unloaded the goods on to another lorry.

Inspector Simon Gray, of Essex Police, said: "The suspects will obviously try to sell on their haul, so if you notice a large amount of Milka or Toblerone chocolates being sold anywhere untoward, contact police immediately.

"It is also quite possible that they will offer the chocolate to businesses at discount prices."

The crime happened at about 10am on Monday.

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