Raided for sweets

17 June 2010, 12:55 | Updated: 20 June 2010, 10:57

Thieves have ram-raided a service station in Oxfordshire, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage, just to steal some sweets, food and beer.

A gang of three men stole hundreds of pounds worth of Jelly Tots, Kinder Eggs, doughnuts and beer at the Summit Service station on Thame Road just after 1.15am on Wednesday 16 June 2010, but police say they left behind a cash box and more expensive alcohol.

They used a white van to reverse into the shop and force the door in. Finding the door reinforced, the three men got out of the van and used tools to smash the door window to gain entry to the shop.

PC Emma Dobie said: "These thieves have caused several thousand pounds worth of damage for the sake of a few beers and some sweets. We are issuing CCTV footage and I am appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

"Thanks to the reinforced windows and shutters, damage to the building has been minimised, and the owner of the shop continues to trade."

Pictures show CCTV images of the raid