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15 July 2011, 12:14
Police are appealing for information after a large quantity of cigarettes were stolen from the Co-op store in High Street, Botley.
A large front window to the store was smashed at around 1.30am on Thursday, July 14.
Three people are believed to have gone in and forced open a cigarette kiosk. Approximately £6000 worth of cigarettes and tobacco were taken.
A few minutes later the men got into an old style dark silver or blue Vauxhall saloon car and drove away at speed towards Hedge End.
The three offenders are described as wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has any information is asked to contact the Priority Crime Unit at Eastleigh police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Mini-Com users can call 01962 875000.