Smash-and-grab at supermarket

Co-op theft in Adlington

Co-op theft in Adlington

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a smash-and-grab at a Chorley supermarket.

Three men smashed the window of the Co-op store on Bolton Road, Adlington, before making off with a large amount of cigarettes.

The total cost of the haul is not yet known.

It happened just after midnight on Wednesday morning.

A spokesman for Lancashire police said: “The incident was reported to us at 12.15am when an alarm was activated and a member of the public saw three people at the front of the shop trying to smash the shutters.

“Three people have smashed the shutters, gone into the shop, and come out with a large quantity of cigarettes.

“They have then got into a silver car heading towards Chorley.

“We are investigating and would appeal for anyone with information to get in touch with us.”

A spokesman for The Co-operative said: “There was a burglary at our food store on Bolton Road in Adlington, at around 12:15am on Wednesday, June 6.

“Intruders entered the building and stole a quantity of cigarettes.

“CCTV footage has been given to the police, who are investigating.”