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Thieves make off with 15 store trolleys; IN BRIEF.

A PAIR of supermarket trolley thieves are being hunted after they made off with 15.

The wheeled bandits struck at the Tesco Metro store in Acorn Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, forcing police to perform a sweep of the area.

With an estimated cost of PS100 each, the shop could now be facing a bill of around PS1,500.

A police spokesman said: "At 4.25am on Thursday, May 12, two men stole 15 trolleys from the bays outside of the Tesco Metro store in Acorn Road.

"They pushed them in the direction of St George's Terrace and made off with them."

In 2012, thieves made off with more than 300 trolleys from an Asda store in Worcestershire, with police believing they were taken for the scrap metal value.

Acorn Road in Jesmond

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 17, 2016
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