Cigarettes and alcohol stolen from Devon safe

About £10,000 worth of cigarettes and alcohol have been stolen from a safe at a service station in Devon.

Police said they believed intruders had entered by cutting holes in the office roof of the Kilmington Garage, near Axminster.

One safe was cut open and part of an external wall demolished next to another, police added.

The incident happened between 03:00 and 04:00 GMT on Tuesday morning. Police are appealing for information.

A stolen vehicle, a Ford Focus, was found nearby with a quantity of stolen cigarettes inside, a police spokesperson said.

They added that they were unsure how the intruders cut holes in the roof, broke open the safe or part demolished the wall.

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