Cigarettes stolen from Selston Co-Op after it is broken into twice in five days

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Nottinghamshire Police are investigating after Selston’s Co-Op store on Nottingham Road was broken into this morning (November 19).

The break in comes just five days after the store was targeted on Thursday 15 November, when cigarettes were stolen.

A spokeswoman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “We’re investigating after a burglary at a Selston shop this morning (19 November).

“We received reports that the Co-op in Nottingham Road was broken into and cigarettes taken by three men wearing hooded tops at around 2.35am.

“The store was also targeted at around 2.10 am on Thursday 15 November where again, entry was forced and cigarettes taken.

“Detectives are keeping an open mind as to whether the incidents are linked.

“If you saw anything or have any information that could help, please call us on 101 quoting incident 60 of 19 November. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

A spokesman for Co-Op said: “There was an incident at our Selston store in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 19 November) when four intruders entered. “Police are investigating, CCTV coverage will be shared and we also appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

“The store is open to serve the community.”

Faz Karimi, who runs the Gulf petrol station on Nottingham Road said: “We got broken into three times last year.

“I’m not worried about us being targeted now were are open 24 hours a day.

“This happens before Christmas every year, shops get broken into.

“Once, we got broken into and the intruders came through the roof, and twice through the back door, which has since been reinforced.

Faz now keeps the store’s cigarrettes in a locked metal cabinet, to make it harder for intruders to steal them.