£1500 of cigarettes stolen from Co-Op
THIEVES stole £1500 in cigarettes after breaking into a Co-op store in Dunfermline earlier this month.
The theft took place just after 5.10am on 3rd October at the Co-op branch on Townhill Road.
A spokesperson for The Co-operative Food confirmed the theft, "Following the incident, the store was closed for a few hours while repairs were carried out, and we apologise to customers for any inconvenience.
"CCTV footage has been given to the police, who are investigating.
"As with any incident such as this, we would appeal for anyone with information to come forward."
The theft occurred just three weeks after intruders carted off a quantity of cigarettes following a break-in at the Esso filling station in Halbeath Road.
Asked if they could be related, a police spokesperson said, "We can't say categorically that the crimes are linked but it's possible.
"This type of crime is uncommon and we are keeping an open mind."
Investigations into both crimes are ongoing and anyone with any information should call Fife police on 0845 600 5702 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 12 Oct 12
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That's a lot of blinkin fags!! Co-op bein specifically targeted then? When my elderly mum asked a member of staff in the Co-op in the Kingsgate why they have no shoppin trolley's anymore...she was told..'cause folk keep trying to steal the pound coins out them'...what?? There are no pound coins in them...went into Poundland today an noted a pack of 4 lighers at the cash desks, 2 missin out a pack. So...why did they not just use the pound that they stole from the co-op trolley an buy the pack? Ah well such is life now..no shocks or surprises anymore...apart from one!!! This puzzles me much..there are how many gaming machines in The Kingsgate offrering up to £50 cash prizes? At every doorway is how many...I dont get how these machines have not been targeted or vadalised by them who scrounge all day long in Dunfermline Town Centre? That is very, very strange.
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