Cigarettes Stolen In Martley Shop Burglary
Police in Martley are appealing for information following a burglary at a shop in the village.
The Central Stores was broken into via the front door at around 12.45am this morning (Wednesday, 13 June).
Three people approached the front of the store and after forcing their way in, went behind the shop counter and broke into the cigarette cabinet. They put a large quantity of cigarettes into a double duvet case which they had brought with them, before leaving the shop.
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.
"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.
"A number of vehicles were seen driving through the village shortly before and after the burglary took place. We are keen to hear from the drivers of these vehicles to see if they saw anything which might be of use to our investigation and also so we can eliminate them from our inquiries."
Anyone with information about this incident can call Sgt Kent on 0300 333 3000, quoting 17S 130612 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.