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22 February 2014, 06:00
More than 1,000 bottles of gin worth a combined total of £18,000 have been stolen from a lorry parked at the side of the A14 in Northamptonshire.
Thieves broke into the lorry sometime between 8pm on Wednesday, February 19 and 5am the following day as it was parked in a lay-by between junctions two and three of the eastbound carriageway (Kettering).
They stole a pallet full of Bombay Sapphire gin.
Gordon Badcock from Northamptonshire Police’s Crime Investigations Bureau said: "This was a substantial amount of gin that was stolen and we would ask anyone who is offered cheap bottles of Bombay Sapphire, or who knows anything about this theft, to get in touch with us."
The bottles were all 700ml size. Because of the large amount stolen, it is believed the thieves would have used a van to take them away.
Witnesses to this incident, or anyone who has any information, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.