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Stole more than £4,000 worth of toy bricks during two-day spree

The three thieves stealing high-value Lego kits. Picture: Nottinghamshire Police


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Two men from Southall, who were part of a trio stole over £4,000 worth of Lego have been banned from entering any branch of a national retailer.

The thieves raided B&M stores in Nottinghamshire in a two day spree including shops in Worksop, Mansfield and Netherfield. They were pictured on CCTV cameras wearing baseball caps and loading the toy bricks into large carrier bags. They targeted high value kits taking products valued at up to £1,000 during each raid.

They were caught when a police officer spotted their vehicle packed with the stolen Lego on Wednesday 31 August.

22-year-old Conlon McDonagh and Patrick Ward, who live on Gregory Road, Southall, were given an 18-week jail sentence suspended for 12 months along with Tom McDonagh of Greenwood Avenue, Enfield. They were all banned from entering B&M Stores for a year after pleading guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court last Friday, 2 September.

Sergeant Antony Coleman, of Nottinghamshire Police, said, “Thanks to the instincts of the patrolling officers whose suspicions were aroused by the considerable amount of Lego in the vehicle, these brazen thieves were all swiftly caught. They travelled to Nottinghamshire to commit these high-value thefts, thinking they could get away with it. They were wrong.”

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