Chorley store robbed of £4,000 worth cigarettes

Chorley store robbed cigarettes
The CCTV footage of two men police want to identify in relation to the burglary at the Bargain Booze store on Preston Road, Chorley (Photo: Lancashire Police)

A convenience store in Chorley was robbed of cigarettes worth £4,000 in a distraction burglary.

The incident happened at the Bargain Booze outlet on Preston Road at 6pm on Saturday (4 December).

The CCTV footage shows a man escaping with a bag containing the stolen items as another man distracted the member of staff behind the till.

Officers said the first man has gone into the cellar of the premises and helped himself to around £4,000 in cigarettes.

“This was clearly a planned burglary, with one man stealing the cigarettes while the second distracted the store worker,” PC Pete Burns, of Lancashire Police, said.

“I would ask anybody with information or anybody who recognises the men in the CCTV to contact police as soon as possible.”

Officers have issued visuals of the two suspects, appealing for information to identify them.

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log 0483 of December 5, 2021.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online.