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Beer keg robberies.

THOUSANDS of beer kegs are being stolen from pubs as thieves cash in on soaring aluminium prices.

Landlords are being warned to step up security - but for some it's too late.

In one raid in Britain a gang swooped on the Merchants Inn in Rugby, Warwicks, and snatched 69 kegs worth EUR6,000 just as work was due to start on a lock-up barrel store.

Now breweries may start charging EUR90 deposits on every keg.

A spokesman said: "With scrap metal prices rising ever higher, stealing our kegs is an increasingly profitable business."
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 20, 2007
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