CCTV: Police hunt raiders after thousands of pounds of cigarettes stolen from store

RAID: Shop owner Adil Sipar

RAID: Shop owner Adil Sipar

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POLICE are hunting raiders who fled with thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes from a Bournemouth convenience store.

They broke into Boscombe East News, Food and Wine in the early hours of Saturday morning, causing damage and stealing cigarettes and cash.

 

Owner Adil Sipar has released CCTV images in the hope that someone will recognise the offenders who struck at the Christchurch Road store.

He told the Daily Echo: “I have only been here for four months and a lot of places in the area have been burgled.

“I want to warn other people about this so they can be careful and make sure they have enough security.”

In May a hammer-wielding raider fled with £900 in cash after threatening staff at nearby Ladrokes with a hammer.

David Hinde from Portsmouth has since been jailed for 12 years after admitting raids at three different betting shops.

In the latest incident, Mr Sipar said he arrived at work at 6.30am on Saturday to discover police officers on the premises.

He said several different brands of cigarettes were taken and urged anyone who has been offered any for sale to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dorset Police on 101 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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7:30am Wed 27 Aug 14

neilf2006 says...

Headline? Thousands of pounds (kilos) of cigarettes? Quite a haul to carry away!
Headline? Thousands of pounds (kilos) of cigarettes? Quite a haul to carry away! neilf2006
  • Score: -15

7:39am Wed 27 Aug 14

nothingtofear says...

I'm surprised that the thieves weren't still there when the police turned up so slowly were they moving.
I'm surprised that the thieves weren't still there when the police turned up so slowly were they moving. nothingtofear
  • Score: -7

8:17am Wed 27 Aug 14

sunny1966 says...

Another Isolated case !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!! in Boscombe, at least it wasnt a murder
Another Isolated case !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! in Boscombe, at least it wasnt a murder sunny1966
  • Score: -1

8:31am Wed 27 Aug 14

Controversial But True says...

The guy with his butt in the air is obviously getting in his practice for jail...!!!
The guy with his butt in the air is obviously getting in his practice for jail...!!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 10

10:00am Wed 27 Aug 14

Hessenford says...

Cant recognise much from those pictures
Cant recognise much from those pictures Hessenford
  • Score: 3

10:07am Wed 27 Aug 14

jenbear says...

Cant tell much from those pictures, lots of people usually about at that time. Sleeping in shop doorways...why not ask them? If you can understand them... lol
Cant tell much from those pictures, lots of people usually about at that time. Sleeping in shop doorways...why not ask them? If you can understand them... lol jenbear
  • Score: 6

10:50am Wed 27 Aug 14

Dlt_debz says...

neilf2006 wrote:
Headline? Thousands of pounds (kilos) of cigarettes? Quite a haul to carry away!
Pounds as in money not weight, anyway the security can't have been that great, police were probably only there because they spotted something wasn't right when patrolling, police would have been there within minutes if they had a decent alarm system
[quote][p][bold]neilf2006[/bold] wrote: Headline? Thousands of pounds (kilos) of cigarettes? Quite a haul to carry away![/p][/quote]Pounds as in money not weight, anyway the security can't have been that great, police were probably only there because they spotted something wasn't right when patrolling, police would have been there within minutes if they had a decent alarm system Dlt_debz
  • Score: 4

12:48pm Wed 27 Aug 14

themummy says...

Why do you have to wade through advertising to see the CCTV images?
Why do you have to wade through advertising to see the CCTV images? themummy
  • Score: 8

3:41pm Wed 27 Aug 14

JackJohnson says...

Looks like one of them was having a quick smoke-break (at about 4:02 on the video )and dropped the butt into the shelving. If so they've probably got his DNA so, if he's already got a record, they won't take long to identify him.
Looks like one of them was having a quick smoke-break (at about 4:02 on the video )and dropped the butt into the shelving. If so they've probably got his DNA so, if he's already got a record, they won't take long to identify him. JackJohnson
  • Score: 3

4:57pm Wed 27 Aug 14

penhalereturns says...

I'll have a sleeve if anyone knows who nicked them. anything to deprive the thieving tax man one of my money.
I'll have a sleeve if anyone knows who nicked them. anything to deprive the thieving tax man one of my money. penhalereturns
  • Score: 2
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