Store hit by burglars

A VILLAGE store has been targeted in an early morning raid.

Thieves made off with cash, cigarettes and alcohol after breaking into the Village Store and Coffee Shop in Matfen last week.

It is thought the burglary took place between 1am and 3.30am on Tuesday, July 24.

Inspector Dave Balmer said: “We’re carrying out initial enquiries into this burglary and want to hear from anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary in Matfen, in particular around the Village Store and Coffee Shop, in the past few days, or from anyone with information on people who have been offering a quantity of alcohol or cigarettes for sale since Tuesday.

“Even if they think the information may be insignificant it could prove crucial in police enquiries to trace those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, ext 69191, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.