Thieves steal £5,000 worth of cigarettes from Biggleswade Asda

PUBLISHED: 15:22 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:26 24 August 2018

Bedfordshire police are investigating after £5,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen from an Asda store in Biggleswade

Bedfordshire police are investigating after £5,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen from an Asda store in Biggleswade

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Thieves have taken around £5,000 worth of cigarettes from Biggleswade's Asda store after threatening a member of staff.

Bedfordshire Police are investigating the robbery, which happened on Wednesday night at around 8.10pm.

It is alleged that two men entered the store in Church Street and approached the kiosk and took a large amount of cigarettes.

When leaving, the men threatened a member of staff before driving off in a blue YN registered BMW Estate, but the number plates are believed to have been cloned.

The offenders were both described as being around 5ft 10in, wearing hooded jackets and masks. A third man was seen driving the car.

Det Con David Gordon said: “We are currently following a number of lines of enquiry and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this robbery or has seen a vehicle matching the description in the area.

“This incident left the victims understandably shaken up and we won’t tolerate this kind of behaviour in our county.”

Anyone with information should go to bedfordshire.police.uk/report/Report or call Bedfordshire Police on 101 quoting reference 40/20064/18.

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