DETECTIVES from Northwich have charged three men in connection with a series of high value thefts across the country, including at Barons Quay.

Marius Meiosu, Florin Costea and Gabriel Mocanu were all arrested on Thursday, September 10, after officers executed a warrant at an address in Oldham.

Meiosu, 25, Costea, 51, and Mocanu, 36, all of Darwin Street, Oldham, have since been charged with conspiracy to steal from a shop.

All three men have been remanded in custody and are set to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court via a video link today, September 11.

The charges relate to a series of thefts at supermarkets across the UK, including Asda at Barons Quay, plus other stores in Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Birmingham, Wales, West Yorkshire, Scotland and Derbyshire.

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The total value of the items stolen during the thefts is believed to be in the region of £200,000.

The thefts occurred between March 20 and September 3 this year.