Axe-wielding burglars caught on CCTV during Chatteris supermarket raid

SHOCKING CCTV images of a burglary in Chatteris, where men wielding an axe and a sledge hammer stole �11,000 worth of cigarettes, have been released by police.

The offenders smashed their way into the Co-op supermarket in Bridge Street, just after 3am on Friday, September 3.

They forced open a cabinet and filled two black dustbins with cigarettes.

The offenders carried an axe with a bright orange handle and a large sledge hammer.

The supermarket had previously been targeted on August 26 when cigarettes worth �8,000 were taken.

DC Mark Oakes, investigating said: “I would appeal to anyone who recognises the men in these images to contact police.

“This appears to have been a planned break-in and the offenders covered their faces to avoid detection. However, they are wearing distinctive clothing and people may still recognise them.”

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Anyone with any information should call DC Oakes on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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