Man charged after 200,000 Creme Eggs stolen from outside warehouse

Chocolate haul is worth an estimated £40,000

Richard Vernalls
Tuesday 14 February 2023 10:38 GMT
Joby Pool is facing two charges of theft and another of criminal damage
Joby Pool is facing two charges of theft and another of criminal damage (PA)

A man has been charged with theft after a trailer-load of 200,000 Creme Eggs were stolen from an industrial unit.

Joby Pool was arrested in connection with the incident on Saturday which involved an estimated £40,000 worth of confectionery.

In a series of tweets, West Mercia Police said the “eggs-travagant theft” unfolded at Stafford Park in Telford, Shropshire.

“A number of other chocolate varieties were also stolen,” police said.

In a statement, the force added: “Shortly after the theft a vehicle, presumably purporting to be the Easter bunny, was stopped northbound on the M42 and a man was arrested on suspicion of theft.”

Pool, 32, of no fixed address, is facing two charges of theft and another of criminal damage, after a chain lock was also allegedly broken.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Market Drayton station replied to news the haul had been recovered, telling police “eggcellent work by all involved”.

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in