Police have recovered around 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs worth £40,000 that were taken from a unit by a criminal with a sweet tooth. The items were taken last Saturday (February 11) at Stafford Park, Telford, along with a number of other chocolate-related things.
According to Birmingham Live, West Mercia Police stopped a car on the M42 and then detained a 32-year-old man on suspicion of theft.
West Mercia Police helped preserve Easter for Crème Egg devotees after nearly 200,000 of the chocolate eggs were stolen from a unit at Stafford Park in Telford, according to a force spokeswoman. The box containing the chocolate collection, estimated to be worth over £40,000, was stolen on Saturday, February 11.
A number of other chocolate varieties were also taken, in addition to the crème eggs. A 32-year-old man was detained on suspicion of theft shortly after the incident when a northbound vehicle on the M42, which was presumably carrying the Easter bunny, was stopped.
Joby Poole was charged with criminal damage and two charges of theft in connection with the incident, according to Telford Police, who released the information on Monday (February 13) in the afternoon.
Posting on Twitter on Tuesday, West Mercia Police wrote: “West Mercia Police has helped save Easter for Crème Egg fans after almost 200,000 of the chocolate treats were stolen from a unit in Stafford Park in Telford.”