Friday 25 October 2013

Baked Bean Heist via lorry-based picking?

Given the brand’s pulling power, combined with consumer click & collect trends, it should be no surprise that thieves decided to dispense with the click and help themselves to 1.5 pallets of Heinz baked beans with sausages ‘off the back of a lorry’ while the driver slept upfront in a layby on the A441 at Cookhill, near Redditch in Worcestershire.

By way of endorsement of the cab’s two-way soundproof qualities, the thieves were able to work undisturbed as they cut a large hole in the side of the white Scania vehicle and helped themselves to 6,400 tins.

"Police are appealing for information, especially about anyone trying to sell large quantities of Heinz baked beans in suspicious circumstances," a force spokesman said.

Hopefully the police have been briefed that it is quite normal for NAMs to spend their days trying to sell large quantities of product, but nonetheless it might be wise to cut down on over-generous multibuys while this one blows over… 

P.S. For those who want to double-check, the product code is 71517000 with an expiry date of 31 March 2015.

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