Detectives appeal for information after £20,000 booze burglaries in Rotherham

Detectives are appealing for information after over £20,000 worth of cigarettes and alcohol was stolen in a spate of commercial burglaries in the Rotherham area.

Four men are believed to have entered McColls store on Worksop Road in Aston at 3.15am on Tuesday, where they took a quantity of spirits.

The second burglary occurred at McColls store on Fleming Way at Flanderwell, at 3:50am on the same morning, when bottles of spirits were taken.

The Londis supermarket on Rotherham Road at Maltby was targeted at 12.30am on Wednesday, where a safe was stolen along with a large quantity of cigarettes.

On the same morning, cash, cigarettes, e-cigarettes and e-cigarette liquids were taken from the Premier Stores on St Leonards Avenue at Thrybergh, when two men forced their way in shortly after 1:30am.

At 3am, the Premier store on Addison Road at Maltby had cash taken from the till.

DC Jamie Crawford said: “We believe these incidents are very likely to be linked and need your help in bringing these men to justice. Please give us a call if think you may have been offered the stolen goods or have any information about the burglaries.”

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote incident 71 of 25 April.