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Police appeal after break-in at Gillingham Co-op in Hempstead Road

Police are appealing for information after a large amount of cigarettes were stolen from a Co-op.

The store, in Hemsptead Road, Gillingham, was targeted on Sunday, February 2.

The break-in happened in Hempstead Road, Gillingham. Picture: Google Maps (29130395)
The break-in happened in Hempstead Road, Gillingham. Picture: Google Maps (29130395)

Officers were called at around 1.55am to reports two men forced open the entrance door before breaking opening a cabinet and stealing the cigarettes.

The suspects are believed to both be white, one slim wearing a black hooded jacket, woollen hat, and trainers with white soles.

The other is larger and was wearing light blue jeans, white trainers, a navy blue puffer jacket and a black deerstalker-style hat.

Police spokesman Jo Pattison added: "They may have been travelling in a vehicle, possibly a white Volkswagen Polo or Golf."

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to call the Medway appeals line on 01634 792209, quoting reference 46/20261/20.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or by using the online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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