Surrey

Claygate Co-op: Cigarettes worth thousands stolen

Thieves have stolen cigarettes worth thousands of pounds from a Co-operative store in Surrey.

A group of four or five men forced open a door to the shop in Hare Lane, Claygate, at about 00:20 BST on Friday.

Surrey Police said they stole a large quantity of cigarettes and escaped in a silver Mazda 626 parked in an alleyway.

The car almost collided with a pedestrian walking down Hare Lane before heading towards Esher at high speed.

Det Con Chris Ewan said: "This was a targeted and well planned burglary.

"I need to speak with the pedestrian, as that person could be able to provide crucial information.

"I would also like to speak to any Claygate residents who saw or heard the burglary or saw where the vehicle used by the suspects went."

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