Why is ‘Sweet-tooth’ and ‘Headache’ stealing shelves full of chocolate, Grandpa?

2014-07-18 13:26

A Bloemfontein couple who love chocolate and Grandpa headache powder is terrorising filling stations in the city and has robbed at least four of them.

Jannie Kruger (36), manager of the Engen filling station at College Square, said they became aware of “Sweet-tooth” and “Headache” about three weeks ago when they realised their Grandpa headache powders were disappearing.

“We filled the Grandpa shelves in the evening and the next morning they were empty.”

The couple steals between 40 and 50 chocolates at a time. They have hit some filling stations twice.

On one occasion, on June 8, the man was almost caught by workers when he tried to steal from Woolworths at College Square.

He ran off and threw away the bag of things he had stolen.

The bag included about 40 Cadbury chocolates.

“They are clearly intent on hurting the businesses.

“We are used to people stealing one or two chocolates, but these ones are clearing the shelves. The man seems very calm and friendly and greets the workers. It doesn’t even look as if what he is doing is wrong. It’s like he was born to steal,” Kruger said.

Their loss to theft totals approximately R20 000 per month in every store.

Leon Rossouw, a private detective, has been called in to help with the investigation.

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