Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Cigarettes stolen from Fareham Co-op

CCTV image of robbers stealing cigarettes from Fareham
Image caption Police said the thieves initially attempted to force the shop's sliding front doors apart

Police are hunting thieves who raided a Hampshire supermarket and made off with cigarettes worth thousands.

Three men smashed a lower glass panel in the door and climbed through the hole to enter the Co-op in Locks Heath in the early hours of Friday, 2 March.

The cigarette kiosk's shutters were broken and the entire stock of cigarettes put into a builder's bag.

Police have released CCTV footage of the robbery and are appealing for witnesses.

The three men made off in a silver coloured estate vehicle.

DC Katie Wakefield, said: "It is believed that the offenders were also seen acting suspiciously around the Park Gate Co-op at about 4am on 28 February.

"They were spooked by the manager who was in the building doing some work."

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