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Gang break into village shop with sledgehammers and steal large quantity of cigarettes

PUBLISHED: 08:31 27 March 2018 | UPDATED: 20:35 27 March 2018

The SPAR shop in Stradbroke. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The SPAR shop in Stradbroke. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A large quantity of cigarettes have been stolen from a village shop during a burglary.

Police were called to the SPAR shop on Waterloo Road in Stradbroke at 10.13pm on Monday.

Officers arrived at the scene just over 10 minutes later to find the shop had been broken into a quantity of cigarettes stolen.

Four people with their faces covered had been seen to use sledgehammers and crowbars to break-in and they then made off in a dark-coloured Audi.

A number of police units were sent to search the local area, but the offenders were not located.

The offenders also threw items at the window of a house and at a car belonging to two members of the public who tried to intervene.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, should contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station on 101 quoting reference 16487/18.

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