Cigarettes stolen during village break-in

By Tim Clarke 13/06 Updated: 14/06 15:36

A LARGE amount of cigarettes were stolen from a shop in Martley when burglars forces their way into the village store.

Three people forced their way through the front door of Central Stores at about 12.45am on Wednesday morning (June 13).

They went behind the shop counter and broke into the cigarette cabinet before putting a large quantity of cigarettes into a double duvet case which they had brought with them..

Sergeant Sarah Kent, from Tenbury Wells police station, said: "When they left the shop, the three offenders ran past the Post Office on Berrow Green Road.

"A witness saw the trio head towards a small 4x4 type vehicle which was waiting for them around 25 metres up the road. When they got to the car, the duvet cover containing the stolen cigarettes split, spilling the contents all over the road," she said.

"Because of this, we are unsure at this time exactly how much the offenders were able to get away with. The car was last seen heading towards Stourport on the B4197."

Sgt Kent urged anyone with information to contact police on 0300 333 3000 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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