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 stores broken into - 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. 

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.