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Video: Watch the Grinches caught on CCTV stealing 190 Christmas trees

Published 14/12/2015

Police have released video footage of thieves stealing 190 Christmas trees.

The gang were caught on CCTV cameras when they carried out the raid in two batches.

They targeted the Khawja Brothers Mini Market on Manchester Road in Chorlton, England, on Saturday 28 November and returned between then and Monday 30 November.

They loaded the Nordmann Firs into a van and fled - brazenly selling the tress in Chorlton since.

Detective Constable Trudy Lindsey of South Manchester division said: “The shop owners were devastated to discover that 190 of their Christmas trees had been stolen. This is their livelihood and the offenders selfishly put their business in jeopardy.

“The van has been spotted in Chorlton since, offering people Christmas trees. If you are offered one to buy I would ask that you contact police immediately.

“If you recognise the men in the CCTV, please get in touch with us and help us to catch those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4973 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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