Sledgehammer used by thieves to steal cigarettes from Mansfield shop

Burglars stole thousands of pounds of cigarettes after using a sledgehammer to gain access to a Mansfield newsagents.

The burglary happened at Macs newsagents on Chesterfield Road North at about 1am today (Wednesday).

Macs, Mansfield

Macs, Mansfield

Two men got out of a BMW, which had stolen number plates, and used a sledgehammer to smash their way in through the front door.

Once inside they broke into a cabinet and left with the cigarettes before making off in the car.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to call 101, quoting incident number 40 of October 10 2018.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.