Three teens have written letters of apology to the manager of Lidl in Sandiacre after they broke in to steal alcohol.
A HGV driver spotted the boys, aged 14, 16 and 17 at the store last Wednesday fleeing on their bikes with the stolen drinks at about 11pm.
They were intercepted by a dog handler on in Lock Lane and arrested.
A spokesman said the manager was happy for them to apologise by letter.
The booze was returned unopened.