Plot to steal expensive alcohol from Fenland Tesco store foiled by staff

FOUR men hatched a plan to steal expensive booze from a Fenland supermarket, with the intention of taking the stolen alcohol back to Wisbech.

But the plot was foiled when security staff at the March branch of Tesco spotted the thieves on CCTV as they carried out their plan.

Two bottles of brandy and two bottles of whisky were placed in a trolley by two of the men – and they moved behind a post as they ripped off security tags.

The other two men collected the trolley, and Nerijus Liaudanskas was seem as he placed two bottles into his clothing – but he was stopped at the door.

Appearing before Fenland magistrates, 33-year-old Liaudanskas, of Kinderley Road, Wisbech, admitted the theft of two bottles of alcohol.

“He told police he travelled from Wisbech to March with three other men, they made a plan to steal expensive alcohol,” said prosecutor Andrea Fawcett.

“The plan was for two of the men to break off the tags, then the defendant and another man would place the bottles in their clothing and leave without paying.

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Mitigating, solicitor John Clarke said: “This was a joint enterprise, he co-operated with the police and accepted his blame completely.”

Liaudanskas was fined �85, with costs of �85 and a �15 surcharge.

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