CCTV released after burglars steal £4,700 worth of cigarettes from Hinton Service Station

CCTV: burglars steal £4,700 worth of cigarettes during raid on petrol station

CCTV: burglars steal £4,700 worth of cigarettes during raid on petrol station

CCTV: burglars steal £4,700 worth of cigarettes during raid on petrol station

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

BURGLARS stole thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes when they raided a petrol station in the New Forest.

They also made off with six bottles of whisky alongside the £4,700 worth of cigarettes they stole from the Hinton Service Station on the A35.

Police said that a dark-coloured Vauxhall Corsa-style car entered the Hinton Service Station forecourt from the Dorset direction of the A35 at 3.48am on Friday, April 25.

Three people got out and used some tools to force their way into the shop.

The trio then stole cigarette and tobacco products and six bottles of whisky before getting back in the car, which drove off at speed along the A35 towards Lyndhurst.

Detectives have now released CCTV images of the burglars.

Anyone with information should call PC Arron Wood at New Milton police station on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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4:47pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Great pictures, equally matched with great disguises.
Great pictures, equally matched with great disguises. Sir Beachy Head
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5:32pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Townee says...

I can never understand why CCTV cameras are not put lower down behind armoured glass so that everyone who comes in has their photo taken before the know it's been done. They do have ways to hide these things and if they were lower then you would get a much better photo, perhaps every time the door is opened it triggered a photo.
I can never understand why CCTV cameras are not put lower down behind armoured glass so that everyone who comes in has their photo taken before the know it's been done. They do have ways to hide these things and if they were lower then you would get a much better photo, perhaps every time the door is opened it triggered a photo. Townee
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5:37pm Wed 30 Apr 14

SympatheticSam says...

£2 a pack. Anyone want any?
£2 a pack. Anyone want any? SympatheticSam
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5:37pm Wed 30 Apr 14

60plus says...

Not surprised with the price of cigarettes ,feel like stealing them myself
Not surprised with the price of cigarettes ,feel like stealing them myself 60plus
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6:19pm Wed 30 Apr 14

mikeymagic says...

Townee wrote:
I can never understand why CCTV cameras are not put lower down behind armoured glass so that everyone who comes in has their photo taken before the know it's been done. They do have ways to hide these things and if they were lower then you would get a much better photo, perhaps every time the door is opened it triggered a photo.
Because that would be far too sensible!
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I can never understand why CCTV cameras are not put lower down behind armoured glass so that everyone who comes in has their photo taken before the know it's been done. They do have ways to hide these things and if they were lower then you would get a much better photo, perhaps every time the door is opened it triggered a photo.[/p][/quote]Because that would be far too sensible! mikeymagic
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8:32pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Mike Pickering says...

£4,700 ?
That's over 10 packets !
£4,700 ? That's over 10 packets ! Mike Pickering
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