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Driver sought after West Linton Co-op cigarette raid

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Image caption Cigarettes worth nearly £6,000 were taken in the break-in at the village Co-op store

Police are trying to trace the driver of a black car seen near a Borders Co-op store during a break-in which saw a large amount of cigarettes stolen.

The incident happened at the premises on West Linton's High Street in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police said cigarettes worth nearly £6,000 were taken in the raid.

They are trying to identify the owner of a "small black car" seen driving through the village at about 01:45 as the theft was taking place.

It drove past the shop and was then seen heading towards Station Road.

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