Detectives investigating two burglaries in which cigarettes were taken are appealing for anyone with information about either incident to come forward.
Between 10.40pm and 11pm on Wednesday (1 April), a quantity of cigarettes were taken from a shop in Lutterworth Road, Blaby. The suspects got into the shop through a back door and are believed to have left the premises in a Volkswagen Golf.
Between 11.15pm and 11.35pm last night (Thursday), the front door of a shop in The Square, Countesthorpe was forced open by unknown suspects and a quantity of cigarettes were taken.
Both premises were closed at the time, therefore no-one was injured.
Detective Chief Inspector Reme Gibson said: “Both business premises are in residential areas and I am appealing for witnesses to either incident.
“While I appreciate this is a time when you should not be travelling unnecessarily, I would like to speak to anyone who either saw or heard anything that seemed unusual or aroused suspicion.
“If you were driving and have a dashcam installed in your vehicle, please contact police. If you live in the area of either incident and have CCTV installed at your premises, I would ask you to come forward. Any information you have could help our investigation.”
Both the public and business owners are asked to remain vigilant at this time.
DCI Gibson added: “I’d ask anyone who notices anything unusual, suspicious or anyone acting in a manner that’s untoward to report matters to police.
“You can this online by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime or calling us on 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.”
Anyone with information should quote incident 599 of 1 April (Blaby) or incident 609 of 2 April (Countesthorpe).