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Thousands of tins of baked beans stolen from lorry near Cookhill
10:20am Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Local
THOUSANDS of tins of baked beans have been stolen from a lorry parked in a layby near Redditch as the driver slept in his cab.
A total of 6,400 tins of Heinz baked beans with sausages were removed after thieves cut a large hole in the curtain-sided articulated lorry parked in a rural layby on the A441 at Cookhill, near Redditch.
The layby is situated about half a mile from the M42 and the theft happened between 8.45pm on Monday, October 21 and 5.30am the following day.
The driver was asleep in the cab of his white Scania lorry which had the name “LKW Walter” on the side of the blue and yellow trailer.
Police are appealing for information, especially about anyone trying to sell large quantities of Heinz baked beans in suspicious circumstances.
A West Mercia Police spokesman said an entire pallet and part of a second pallet were stolen from the lorry. The product code is 71517000 with an expiry date of 31 March 2015.
Information should be forwarded by calling police on 101 or alternatively, the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 for which a reward may be paid.
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