UPDATE: Cigarette thieves strike in Longfield Co-op

News Shopper: The burglary took place on Sunday evening The burglary took place on Sunday evening

A CIGARETTE burglary took place at a shop in Longfield on Sunday (Dec 1) evening.

The fag-happy criminals appear to have only stolen packs of smokes at the Co-op in Station Road.

No arrests have been made so far but the police are appealing for witnesses.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "We were called after 11.25pm on Sunday to a report of a burglary at a shop in Longfield.

"Patrols in the area attended shortly after receiving reports from the alarm company and found a glass panel from the sliding door forced in.

"It’s believed three offenders, all wearing hooded tops, left the scene in a silver VW Golf on Essex Road in the direction of Fawkham Road."

Investigating officer, PC Hollie Brown of Kent Police, said: "This appears to be a pre-planned burglary of a shop in which a number of packets of cigarettes were stolen and damage done to the shop front.

"I am appealing for witnesses to come forward to help with this investigation and specifically a woman who was seen walking past the shop just moments before the raid."

If anyone has any information, call PC Brown on 01474 366072 quoting reference XY/38963/13 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:23pm Mon 2 Dec 13

concerned.erith says...

Funny - this happened this time last year!!
Funny - this happened this time last year!! concerned.erith

6:05pm Mon 2 Dec 13

cherithporter says...

This is not the first time the Co-op in Longfield has been targeted by thieves.
This is not the first time the Co-op in Longfield has been targeted by thieves. cherithporter

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