Burglars steal cash and cigarettes from Surrey store

Thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes and cash was stolen from a supermarket in Surrey.

Surrey Police said two thieves forced their way into the Co-Op store in High Street, Bookham, near Leatherhead, in the early hours of Friday.

They stole about £2,000 worth of cigarettes and a large quantity of cash.

The force said officers were looking at CCTV footage showing the inside of the store and the nearby Royal Oak pub.

Det Sgt Jules Knowles said: "This is not a victimless crime, the store has been burgled three times in the past and it is vital we catch those responsible so we can restore peace of mind for employees and the community.

"If you know of someone selling cheap cigarettes or tobacco products or you are offered them for sale over the weekend please think twice and report it to an officer as they may have originated from this offence."

The suspects were both male and were said to be wearing dark coloured hooded tops, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

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