Cops in 5-Hour Standoff With ... Quiche Thieves

'Apparently they were hungry,' cafe owner says

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 14, 2013 1:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – A couple of hungry thieves faced off against police for five hours after reportedly breaking into a cafe for a bite of quiche, the Guardian reports. The two men, aged 20 and 21, attempted the nighttime burglary in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England's northernmost town. But patrol officers noticed the break-in, and soon the cafe was surrounded by 15 police cars. Still, the pair refused to come out, and even armed themselves with knives and threatened police, the Telegraph reports.

The siege finally came to an end, and the men were charged on suspicion of aggravated burglary. "Apparently they were hungry and wanted some quiche," says Angela Marshall, who runs the cafe with her husband. "There was a little bit of money in the till, but I think they just wanted food and then it got out of hand."

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