Cigarettes stolen in raid on Co-operative store

A VILLAGE supermarket has been raided – the day before it unveiled an all-new refit.

Three people broke into the Co-operative food store in Station Road, Cuffley, in the early hours of Wednesday morning and stole packets of cigarettes.

They are believed to have fled in a silver Peugeot towards Plough Hill.

Police said the break-in occurred at around 1.40am.

Despite the setback, a spokeswoman for the Co-operative said the store was still preparing to unveil its �200,000 refit today (Thursday).

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The spokeswoman said: “The show must go on.

“An incident occurred on Wednesday at our store in Cuffley, where three people broke into the store and stole a quantity of cigarettes,” she said.

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“CCTV footage has been given to the police who are investigating and we would appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

“The store is still on schedule to unveil its smart new look following a �200,000 refit.”

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