SPONDON: Gang break in at Co-op

Police are appealing for witnesses after a gang of men broke into a Co-op in South Derbyshire and stole cigarettes.

They entered the Co-op, in Sitwell Street, at around 10.45pm last night (Tuesday, January 29), smashing through the glass front door.

Once inside, they broke open the roller shutters in front of the cigarette display and filled plastic bags with the cigarettes.

They ran out onto Poplar Avenue and got into a blue car, which drove off toward Ilkeston. The car was later found abandoned in a car park in Dale Road, Spondon.

All three men wore hooded tops with the hoods up.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.