Thieves take rein­deers from mar­ket

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a spate of thefts tar­get­ing model rein­deers.

Ex­pen­sive fig­urines have been taken from a city cen­tre shop and Christ­mas mar­ket stalls last week.

A thief first tar­geted a shop on Mar­ket Street and man­aged to walk off with a large sil­ver rein­deer statue, worth £130.

The sec­ond in­ci­dent took place on Sun­day when of­fi­cers were called to a Christ­mas mar­ket stall also on Mar­ket Street.

A man was seen brows­ing items at the stall at around 9.20pm.

He then picked up two large rein­deer mod­els from the stall and walked off with them.

It is not known how much the mod­els are worth.

Greater Manch­ester Po­lice were called to both in­ci­dents and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been launched.

A tweet from the GMP City Cen­tre ac­count said: “Tis the sea­son...to steal rein­deers?

“Af­ter the shoplift­ing of a large sil­ver rein­deer worth £120 last week, we’ve had an overnight re­port of 2 large rein­deers taken from a Christ­mas mar­ket stall.”

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