Cigarettes stolen in overnight break-ins at north Suffolk Co-op stores

Beccles Co-op

The East of England Co-op in Beccles was one of the two stores broken into overnight - Credit: Google Maps

Two Co-op stores in Walberswick and Beccles have been broken into overnight, with offenders stealing cigarettes.

Police were called to the East of England Co-op store in Swines Green, Beccles at around 1.55am. 

Offenders smashed the bottom glass panel of the door to the shop and stole a number of items, primarily cigarettes.

The group then made off from the scene in a dark coloured car.

The second break-in took place at the East of England Co-op store in The Street in Walberswick at around 2.40am on Monday morning. 


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An alarm was sounded at the premises and cigarettes and alcohol were stolen with the tills forced open. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.

A vehicle was later found in Carlton Coleville containing cigarettes. 

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Enquiries into the thefts are ongoing and anyone with any information should contact Lowestoft CID quoting 37/13934/21 for the Beccles break-in and 37/13933/21 for the Walberswick incident. 

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form.

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