This Kmart has had to lock up its chocolate

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ONE Kmart has had to take the truly odd step of putting their chocolate in individual security cases.

According to, shoplifters have been opening so many family-size blocks that the new measures became necessary. 

At the north Melbourne Reservoir store, customers now need to have the secure plastic containers unlocked at the point of purchase. 

A security guard, who did not want his name used, said store management had been forced to lock down the chocolates after chocoholic shoppers would grab a block to snack on while browsing. 

It's only the expensive stuff being secured, though, with only the Cadbury blocks needing the encasement treatment.

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