News 16 February 2023

Man facing 2 years in jail after stealing 200,000 Creme Eggs

16 February 2023

A man in Telford has admitted to police that he stole 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs on Saturday in a chocolate-themed heist.

He broke into an industrial unit using a metal grinder, before making off with £31,000 worth of the Easter treats in a stolen lorry cab.

The 32-year-old has been branded “the Easter Bunny” by police due to his penchant for Creme Eggs and he has now plead guilty to theft and criminal damage.

Owen Beale, prosecuting, said, “This clearly wasn’t spur-of-the-moment offending, if I can put it like that, because he had taken with him a tractor unit and he had to know that the load was there in the first place.

“This is clearly an organised criminal matter. You don’t just happen to learn about a trailer with that kind of value being available.”

The defence soliciter, John McMillan, said, “He stopped the vehicle when he realised he was being followed. Everything stolen had been recovered and that will no doubt assist the owners of the various items that have been taken.

“There has been no interference with the food products that were taken – they will be in a condition that they can go back on the shelves.”

The man will be sentenced on March 14th where he is expected to be sentenced to two years in prison.

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