Detectives hunt burglars after Worksop petrol station break-in

A hunt is on for burglars who stole cigarettes during a break-in in Worksop.

By Sam Jackson
Monday, 2nd August 2021, 3:34 pm

Detectives used a police dog and a drone to track down the goods after two burglars forced their way into the Tesco petrol station in Gateford Road, around 2.30am this morning.

The suspects pulled the cigarettes cabinet off the wall and removed them before they fled.

The cigarettes were soon found in a bag on a railway bridge about half-a-mile away but there was no sign of the burglars.

The Tesco petrol station, Gatford Road, Worksop.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Hall, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are working hard to identify and trace the suspects, including trawling through local CCTV footage.

“Crimes against businesses significantly affect individuals and communities which is why the force treats reports of commercial burglary, as well as residential burglary, so seriously.

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“Reports are investigated and we will always do everything we can to bring offenders to justice and prevent burglaries from happening in the first place.

“To aid us with our ongoing enquiries I’m appealing for anyone who has any information that could help us with our investigation to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

The latest national statistics show that burglaries in Nottinghamshire plummeted by 34 per cent in the year to April 2021.

The force has two specialist burglary teams which are committed to continuing this vital work to sustain the downward trend by investigating reports and supporting residents and business owners who are targeted by criminals.

Anyone with information, has dash cam, CCTV or mobile phone footage should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 49 of August 2 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.