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A FISHY tale occurred earlier this week when thieves raided a Lapworth warehouse and stole £60,000 worth of state of the art aquariums.

A FISHY tale occurred earlier this week when thieves raided a Lapworth warehouse and stole £60,000 worth of state of the art aquariums.

The exclusive picture frame aquariums, owned by Shirley Aquatics on Stratford Road, were targeted by the crooks in a raid which took place between Monday (July 28) evening and Tuesday (July 29) afternoon.

But thanks to swift detective work from Warwickshire Police, the 50 valuable 'plasma screens of the fish tank world', were recovered within 24 hours, much to the relief of Richard Cook from Shirley Aquatics.

"I can't believe that it's happened. There was no question that they were ours- they had the names and addresses on of the people they were going too. I believe they have arrested someone and the police have still got the aquariums while they finish their enquiries.

"The aquariums are more of a feature. There are a lot of people who like the idea of a fish tank but not the space they take up in the house and these are designed to look like a plasma screen. Everything is controlled by a blue touch screen display panel including the air, lighting and food."

Worth between £700 and £2,000 each the aquariums are suitable for small fish such as goldfish and guppies.

At the time of going to press Warwickshire Police had not commented on the incident.

 

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