17 Oct 2014

Thieves Steal £80,000 worth of Alcohol


A gang of thieves stole £80,000 of beer - using forklift trucks stolen from a neighbouring business.

Police say 60 pallets of alcohol were taken from Pol Beer, on Richardson Street, Heaviley, some time between Sunday (October 12) at 3pm and Monday at 8am.

Minutes earlier two forklifts had been stolen from Auto Floor, on nearby Charles Street, and then used to load the crates onto a large vehicle.

During the raid a further £2,000 worth of beer was damaged, as was a forklift truck that was left tipped on its side.

Police have appealed for witness and warned alcohol sellers to be on the lookout for the stolen beer.

Inspector Steve Palmer, from the Stockport east area neighbourhood police, said: "This was obviously a well planned, organised job and the forklift trucks were stolen to move the beer.

"We will speak to pubs and off-licenses to warn them to be on the lookout for people selling stolen beer."

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