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UK: Thief admits stealing thousands of chocolate Easter eggs


LONDON (AP) — A man who British prosecutors say broke into an industrial park to steal almost 200,000 chocolate Easter eggs has pleaded guilty to theft and criminal damage. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 32-year-old Joby Pool used a metal grinder to break through a gate at an industrial park in Telford, central England, on Saturday. They say he then used a stolen semi truck to tow away a trailer loaded with Cadbury Creme Eggs and other chocolate goods worth more than 31,000 pounds ($38,000). Prosecutor Owen Beale says Pool gave up when he realized police were after him. Pool entered guilty pleas to theft of a trailer, theft of its contents and criminal damage to a chain lock. He is expected to be sentenced next month.

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