New appeal over cigarette theft

Police have released CCTV images of two men who stole a large quantity of cigarettes during a burglary at a petrol station in Faversham.

The burglary happened just before 3.25am on Tuesday 27 July at the Macknade service station on Canterbury Road.

Its estimated around £5,000 worth of cigarettes were taken after offenders gained entry to the front of the store.

Two men are thought to have been involved in the incident and are aged between 18 and 25 years. The first is described as slim and was wearing a grey or blue hooded top with a red emblem on the front, khaki combat-type trousers and black gloves.

The second man is described as medium build and was wearing a dark hooded top with gold Adidas symbols on the front and back, dark trousers and brown gloves. Under the hood he was wearing a light blue or grey baseball cap.

Investigating officer Acting Detective Sergeant Carli Davis said: “The pair used a black Vauxhall Astra which we believe had a Y-registration plate, and they appeared to drive off along the Canterbury Road towards Brenley roundabout.

“Although the burglary happened in the early hours the two men were on the forecourt for several minutes before they gained access to the petrol station so it’s possible someone may have driven past and seen them,” she added.

Anyone who can help with the investigation should call Sittingbourne Police Station on 01795 419345 quoting reference CY/11894/10.

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