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Minty clean getaway! Three crooks are caught on CCTV making off with £25,000 worth of mouthwash

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Minty-clean getaway! Three crooks caught on CCTV breaking into security complex to make off with £25,000 worth of mouthwash and chewing gum

  • Thieves invaded a locked area for the loot in Stallingborough, Lincolnshire
  • Trio stole 48 pallets of mouthwash and gum worth £25,000
  • They used an angle grinder to get onto the property and drove off in a stolen truck
  • Police have called on witnesses after the truck was found abandoned in June










This is the shocking moment when three thieves break into a security complex and steal £25,000 worth of mouthwash.

The trio took a shipping container filled with 48 pallets of the dental products in a raid on a locked site in Stallingborough, Lincolnshire.

CCTV footage shows two men breaking through a gate before driving off with their hygienic loot.

The suspects use an angle grinder to penetrate the Stallingborough site during the April 16 break-in.

The footage shows a third man driving in a white truck cab, suspected of stolen and using false license plates, and driving through the barrier.

CCTV footage shows two men breaking through a gate with an angle grinder before driving off with £25,000 worth of mouthwash and chewing gum from an enclosed property in Stallingborough, Lincolnshire

The trio took a container of 48 pallets of dental products with them in a raid on a closed site in Stallingborough

The trio took a container of 48 pallets of dental products with them in a raid on a closed site in Stallingborough

The thieves attach the container to the truck and make a break for it with their loot.

Humberside police said the gang had stolen 48 pallets containing 5,000 bottles of mouthwash and chewing gum, worth around £25,000.

The trailer was eventually found in South Yorkshire, police said.

Police are calling on anyone with information to contact them.

Police are looking for witnesses after £25,000 mouthwash catch was caught on CCTV

Police are looking for witnesses after £25,000 mouthwash catch was caught on CCTV

The suspects entered the Stallingborough site with an angle grinder during the burglary on April 16.

The suspects entered the Stallingborough site with an angle grinder during the burglary on April 16.

The footage shows a third man driving a white truck cab, suspected of stolen and using false license plates, and driving through the barrier

The footage shows a third man driving a white truck cab, suspected of stolen and using false license plates, and driving through the barrier

Surveillance footage shows the thieves attach the container to the truck and take off with their loot

Surveillance footage shows the thieves attach the container to the truck and make off with their loot

Detective Constable Wayne Martin, of Humberside Police, said: ‘The unit is hooked up to a trailer with a container loaded with 48 pallets of mouthwash and chewing gum worth over £25,000.

‘The tractor and container were then driven off the compound. The containerless trailer unit was located in South Yorkshire on Tuesday 29 June at the Yarra Industrial estate in Sheffield.’

Anyone with information is requested to call 101 quoting reference 16/41004/21.

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