Police have release CCTV footage of a robbery after nearly £7,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen from Tesco in Hamilton on Easter Sunday.
The robbery happened in Maidenwell Avenue at about 11pm on Sunday evening (April 8), when four men forced their way into the shop that was closed for Easter. Once inside they shouted at members of staff, who managed to run out of the shop, and targeted the cigarette kiosk. A photograph taken at the scene can be found attached to this email.
Shortly after all four men left the shop with a large quantity of cigarettes and it is believed that they drove away from the scene in an unknown vehicle.
“Through our CCTV enquiries we have been able to locate footage of the incident and hope that members of the public will look at the footage and call us if they think they can help. We would also like to speak to anyone who has information about the vehicle that the suspects left in, which would have been parked on the grass verge at the side of the shop.
“We would also like to talk to anyone who has information about the current whereabouts of the stolen cigarettes or anyone who has been approached by someone trying to sell them cigarettes in suspicious circumstances.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 4529 Julie Wolstenholme by dialing 101. Follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer, and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 4529. Alternatively, you may contact Crimestoppers, which is free* and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.
Footage of the robbery is available using this link:
Issued on 11/04/12 at 12:12
Crime reference number: CK/01830/12-1