Thieves steal £250,000 worth of alcohol after posing as delivery drivers

CCTV images of the people police want to speak to in connection with the theft.
CCTV images of the people police want to speak to in connection with the theft.

Thieves posing as delivery drivers drove into Magna Park and stole nearly £250,000 worth of alcohol.

The theft happened during the early hours of Friday, December 9 - but for some unknown reason, police have only released information about the incident this week.

A lorry, believed to have been using a false number plate, arrived at the warehouse in Magna Park in Lutterworth to collect 26 pallets of alcohol.

After loading the shipment, the vehicle left the warehouse at around 5am and headed along the A5 towards Rugby.

DC Matt Garside, who is leading the investigation, said: “I am trying to trace the two men in these photos as they could have information that could help with police enquiries.

“There is a possibility that the men could be from the Walsall or Wolverhampton area but if anyone recognises either of them please call me.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and speak to DC Matt Garside, quoting crime number 16*406833.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a theft offence and has been bailed pending further enquiries.