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Woman buys 10,000 chocolate bars
Mars bar
The woman bought 200 boxes of the chocolate
Shop staff were left bemused after a woman bought 10,656 Mars bars.

She made the huge purchase in Woolworths on Edgware Road, central London, last Tuesday.

The woman asked for all the Mars bars they had - including ones in the stock room and paid the 2,131 with new 50 notes.

A spokesman for Woolworths said: "We have no idea what she wanted that many Mars bars for but it raises all sorts of questions."

She then left it to a chauffeur she had with her to load the 200 boxes of chocolate into the back of a waiting car.

Daniel Himsworth, a spokesman for Woolworths, said: "The manager of the store said she looked Lebanese. She was smartly turned out in traditional black robe and a head- dress.

"I can certainly say we have never had that many Mars bars bought at the same time in the same store before."

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