Witness appeal after large quantity of cigarettes stolen during Marlborough burglary

Alert message sent 23/03/2021 10:41:00

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We are appealing for witnesses after a large quantity of cigarettes were stolen during a burglary at two shops in Marlborough.

We were called at 8.30am yesterday (22/03) due to break-ins at both the former Edinburgh Woollen Mill and WH Smiths in the High Street.

The offender or offenders had initially gained entry by breaking through fire doors of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill, before then using building tools to break through the internal dividing wall to WH Smith.

They have then stolen a large quantity of cigarettes from behind the till area of WH Smith.

PC Emily Grigor, from the Devizes Area Community Policing Team, said: “This burglary happened at some point overnight between Sunday and Monday morning and, due to the method of entry, is likely to have caused noise and disruption which may have been noticed by passers-by.

“We appreciate that there are less people out and about at the moment, due to the lockdown restrictions, but we would like to hear from anyone who might have been walking or driving by overnight and may have seen something suspicious.”

If you can help please call Wiltshire Police on 101 quoting crime reference 54210027052. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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