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Cops stop for a burger, arrest three men and seize a stolen car

Three men were arrested and a suspected stolen car recovered after a chance encounter with police at a fast food restaurant.

Two officers had stopped at McDonald’s in Old Rufford Road, Ollerton, at around 1am this morning (Monday) when a group walked in accompanied by a smell of cannabis.

After becoming suspicious of a 4 x 4 vehicle parked in the car park, the officers discovered it was showing incorrect number plates.

A further search of the vehicle uncovered power tools, gloves and its correct numberplates.

Three men, aged 34, 32 and 32 were arrested on suspicion of theft and going equipped to steal.

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They remain in police custody.

Inspector Matthew Ward, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great bit of work by officers who just happened to be in the restaurant as the suspects walked in.

“Following a brief conversation, the officers became suspicious of a vehicle parked outside and soon had these suspicions confirmed.

“Three men are now in custody and our investigations are continuing.”

Anyone with additional information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 28 of 4 April.

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