Two raids on Petrol stations overnight.

Two Petrol stations raided in the early hours of this morning. Large quantity’s of cigarettes stolen.



If you are offered any cheap UK duty-paid cigarettes then they are probably stolen.


Police have launch Investigation into break-ins at two petrol stations, and are appealing for any information or witnesses.


Detectives believe that two break-ins at petrol stations in Leicester this morning (Tuesday 9 April) could be linked.


The first incident happened in Saffron Road shortly after 1am. Police were alerted when a monitored alarm at the premises was activated, while a call was also made from a member of the public.


A group of men smashed a window and stole cigarettes before leaving the scene in a grey or silver hatchback car.


The second incident happened in Melton Road at around 2.10am. A group of men were seen to smash a window and go into the petrol station before leaving in a grey or silver car. A quantity of cigarettes were stolen.


Detective Sergeant Horatio Wright said: “From the information we have received so far, I believe that the two offences may be linked.


“I would ask anyone who was in the area of either Saffron Road or Melton Road in the early hours of this morning to come forward if you saw anything suspicious.


“In particular, I’d like taxi drivers or anyone who has dashcams installed in their vehicles to check for any footage that may have been recorded. Any information you have could help with our investigation.”


No arrests have been made at this time and enquiries are ongoing.


Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime number 19000179401 (Saffron Road) or 19000179397 (Melton Road).



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