A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after being found with £200 worth of chocolate bars.
Police said the man was found with the chocolates – which included a huge stash of Cadbury Twirl bars - after being chased by an officer.
The man, who has not been named, was spotted “making off” from a shop in Hollins Road, Oldham.
He was spotted by officers who were on their way to a Christmas dinner with the local community, Greater Manchester Police said.
In a Facebook post about the incident, the force added: “After a quick foot chase by PCSO Chadwick, male is detained and approx £200 worth of chocolate goods were recovered.”
After he was stopped, the man was also found to be carrying a kitchen knife.
He was also wanted for failing to appear at court.