A man accused of breaking into a U.K. industrial park and stealing nearly 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs has been found guilty of theft and criminal damage.
Joby Pool, 32 years old, was accused by prosecutors of having used a metal grinder to penetrate a gate at an industrial park in Telford, in the middle of England, on the 11th of February. Afterward, he allegedly employed a stolen semi truck to haul away a trailer loaded with Cadbury Creme Eggs and other chocolate items whose worth was over 31,000 pounds (US$38,000). This was revealed by The Associated Press.
Just after the break-in, West Mercia Police tweeted on February 13th that they stopped a vehicle "presumably purporting to be the Easter bunny" on a highway and apprehended a man suspected of the theft.
Prosecutor Owen Beale stated that Pool ceased his actions when he became aware of the fact that the police were chasing him.
Beale declared that Pool headed towards the police with his arms raised and was consequently apprehended, with the shipment being recovered.
Pool was the one who planned the theft, with a record of prior convictions for dealing in stolen goods.
Pool pleaded guilty to the theft of a trailer, its contents, and the criminal destruction of a chain lock. According to The Guardian, he is expected to be sentenced to roughly two years in prison next month.