Spate of tobacco thefts from vehicles parked outside Bexley and Dartford cash and carry depots (From News Shopper)
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Spate of tobacco thefts from vehicles parked outside Bexley and Dartford cash and carry depots
TOBACCO thieves have stolen cigarettes worth more than £4,000 by targeting vehicles parked near cash and carry depots in Dartford and Bexley.
Three separate incidents were reported to police in 11 days last month, with the most recent being last Saturday (September 28).
Officers were first called to Booker Cash and Carry in Kennett Road, Dartford, on September 17.
The call at 3.20pm reported cigarettes and tobacco worth £1,280 had been stolen from a parked vehicle.
A day later on September 18, thieves broke into a vehicle parked outside Blackfen off-licence in Blackfen Road, Sidcup, at 11am.
They stole cigarettes and tobacco valued at £1,500.
In the most recent theft, around £1,300 of cigarettes was stolen from a vehicle outside Booker Cash and Carry in Sidcup.
Thieves stole the tobacco at 12.50pm from outside the store in Edgington Way.
Members of the public are advised to report any suspicious activity to police by dialling 101.
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