UK police nab thief who stole 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs worth $48,000
· Mar 12, 2023 ·

The West Mercia Police in the UK announced that they have saved Easter!

Prosecutors said Joby Pool, 32, broke into a UK industrial park and stole almost 200,000 chocolate Easter eggs worth about £40,000 ($48,000 in USD).

The man stole Easter and almost got away with it! He's like the Grinch of Easter!

Police are calling this an "egg-travagent theft."

According to prosecutors, Pool used a metal grinder to break through a gate at an industrial park in Telford, central England, then used a stolen semi truck to tow away a trailer loaded with Cadbury Creme Eggs and other chocolate goods.

The West Mercia Police tweeted that shortly after the break-in, officers stopped a vehicle "presumably purporting to be the Easter bunny" on a highway and arrested a man on suspicion of theft.

Pool's conscience must have caught up to him. Prosecutor Owen Beale said Pool gave up when he realized police were after him, and pleaded guilty to theft and criminal damage.

Prosecutor Beale said:

[Pool] walked towards the police with his hands up. He was arrested and the load was recovered.

Beale said that this crime was pre-meditated, and it wasn't the criminal's first run-in with the law – Pool had previous convictions of stolen goods.

No comments were made on whether or not the previously stolen goods were as good as those delicious chocolate eggs and their gooey fondant centers.

Pool entered guilty pleas to the theft of a trailer, theft of its contents, and criminal damage to a chain lock. He is expected to be sentenced next month.

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