EXCLUSIVE: Thieves targeting Tango Ice Blast machines in stores

Five retailers have been approached by thieves so far

Retailers have been receiving scam calls from thieves attempting to steal Tango Ice Blast machines.

In a letter sent to stores, and seen by Better Retailing, Frozen Brothers said there had been “targeted attempts” to steal machines from its retailers. The firm supplies Tango Ice Blast and Fanta Frozen slush machines into shops.

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The letter said: “It has been bought to our attention that there are ongoing, targeted attempts to steal freezers by calling our customers to say that we have requested the freezer to be uplifted. So far, we are aware of five of our customers who have been approached in the last 24 hours, and the police are currently investigating this criminal activity.

“If you receive calls like this, please take no action. We are not making any such requests, and we will always confirm any freezer pickups in writing ahead of time.”

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