newsagent burglary: Thousands of cigarettes stolen
of cigarettes have been stolen in an overnight burglary at a newsagent
were called to GW Hurleys in Burnham High Street at 1.50am on Wednesday
morning (November 2nd) where several intruders had entered the building.
Colin Morris told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "They forced their way
into the building, then pushed over a whole shelf of cigarettes
and used dustbins to collect up the packets. It was a terrible mess
and a large quantity has been stolen."
have appealed for witnesses and are also checking CCTV footage to
see whether it captured the incident.
spokesman Wayne Baker told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were called
to reports of a break-in at a newsagents in High Street in Burnham
at about 1.50am."
"Entry was forced into the property and a quantity of cigarettes
taken. We would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the
area at the time of the incident who may have information to help
with information should contact police on the non emergency number
101, quoting reference 5216243665.
the latest in a series of late night crime incidents along Burnham's
High Street in recent months.
August, we reported on a ram
raid at Burnham-On-Sea's Laptop Shop in the High Street when
intruders took iPads and laptops that were later recovered.
October, there was a late night burglary
at Burnham-On-Sea's Superdrug when a large amount of stock was
removed by burglars.