A man in China has been charged with stealing a road and selling it for over €640.

It’s after an 800 metre stretch of road in a village in Sankeshu, Jiangsu province mysteriously disappeared overnight.

Residents woke to find the cement roadway dug up – they rang police when they realised that roadworks weren’t underway.

Officers soon discovered that a man, known only by his surname Zhu, had hired a digger to rip out the road. He had also hired trucks to ship the 500 tonnes of concrete to a building works business.

Zhu earned 5,000 yuan (approximately €646.13) from it.

He was arrested on theft charges and has been released on bail.

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