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Sep 02, 2014

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Crimestopper reward: A year of beer

Owners of British brewery offer free pint a day for information about thieves

June 3, 2002 - A British brewery is offering a free pint of beer a day for a year to anyone who helps trap thieves who made off with almost 10,000 worth of equipment. Tindalls, at Seething, Norwich, has had three giant fermentation vessels and scores of casks stolen in the past three weeks, forcing the company to turn down many jubilee celebration orders.

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Owners Allan and Angela Green believe the equipment was stolen to order. Now they have offered the reward to the person who helps police catch and convict the thieves. "We would be prepared to offer someone a free pint of bitter every day for a year for information that helps catch these people," Angela Green said.

The three fermentation tanks are about 8-feet tall and would take two men to lift. One of them belonged to the nearby Green Jack Brewery and was part of a pair. The Greens first thought the equipment was being stolen because of its scrap metal value.

"It now seems unlikely because they left other things that had a lot greater scrap metal value," Angela Green said. "It seems it's either someone who is in the business or someone who is stealing them because they have somewhere they can get rid of them."


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