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Monday, December 04, 2006

The Great Beer Truck Robbery

On occasion you hear the tale of a beer truck driver gone bad. A delivery truck full of beer goes missing and a few months later police track down their man. Leave it to the British to do the underworld one better and teach us that if you are going to steal beer, you might as well steal mass quantities.

Over the weekend a warehouse complex in Gloucester was ripe for the picking. Four beer delivery trucks fully loaded with alcohol were apparently ready for Monday deliveries. Thieves had another idea. The nearly $500,000 in bottles and cans of Stella Artois, Boddingtons and Becks are still missing. Scotland Yard is still looking for the four Ainsworth and Martin Ltd. lorries.

Police have warned people not to be tempted by offers of discounted beer. The beer bandits may find stealing the beer was one thing. Just wait until they try to return the empties.

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