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CCTV footage shows 190 Christmas trees being stolen from mini market

The trees are now being sold out of the back of a van.

POLICE HAVE RELEASED CCTV footage after Christmas trees were stolen from a shop in Manchester.

Some 190 trees were loaded into a van, which has has since been seen selling Christmas trees.

It happened at the Khawja Brothers Mini Market on Manchester Road in Chorlton.

Source: GM Police/YouTube

The trees were taken at about 9.40pm on Saturday 28 November and once again between then and Monday 30 November.

Detective Constable Trudy Lindsey said: “The shop owners were devastated to discover that 190 of their Christmas trees had been stolen. This is their livelihood and the offenders selfishly put their business in jeopardy.

The van has been spotted in Chorlton since, offering people Christmas trees. If you are offered one to buy I would ask that you contact police immediately.

“If you recognise the men in the CCTV, please get in touch with us and help us to catch those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4973 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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