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Three charged after £600 supermarket theft

Three men have been charged after thieves stole alcohol worth more than £600 from a supermarket in Mansfield.

The theft happened at the Tesco Extra store in Jubilee Way South on Monday, 22 May, at 6.30 pm.

Thieves walked out with a rucksack full of champagne and vodka bottles worth £603. They dumped the bag after being approached by a security guard and fled in a getaway car.

Following inquiries, three men were arrested in Northampton on Tuesday, 6 June.

Cionach Gheorghita-Ovidu, aged 29, of Greatmeadow, Northampton; Daniel Ioana, aged 22, of Burrows Court, Northampton; and Daniel Ioana, aged 44, of Greatmeadow, Northampton, have each been charged with one count of theft.

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The elder Daniel Ioana has also been charged with driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

All three have been bailed and are due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on 21 June 2023.

Sergeant Lou Ellis, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Tackling shoplifting is a local priority for us and we are working hard with our partners to reduce the impact on businesses.

“As well as arresting and charging suspects, we are also working with the courts to ban persistent offenders from our major shopping areas.

“I’d like to thank PC Matt Thomas for his tenacity on this case so far and I’m pleased these suspects are now due to appear before magistrates.”

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