Cigarettes stolen in second raid at South Yorkshire convenience store

McColl's on Worksop Road, Aston, was closed on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Sam Cooper/ The Star
McColl's on Worksop Road, Aston, was closed on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Sam Cooper/ The Star
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Thieves stole cigarettes during a second break-in at a convenience store on the outskirts of Sheffield in less than three months.

The McColl's store on Worksop Road, Aston, was raided at some point overnight between Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 and a quantity of cigarettes were stolen.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said officers were currently reviewing CCTV and speaking to people who live near the shop.

It comes after four men smashed shutters at the front of the store and stole a quantity of spirits in one of five robberies in 24 hours in April.

The store was closed on Sunday while the shutter was repaired.

Repairs to the nearby Co-op petrol station, also on Worksop Road, have only just been completed after a gang of men used a JCB to pull the machine from the wall of the store on May 11.

And police are continuing to hunt three men after thieves blew a hole in the exterior wall of McColl's on Union Street, Harthill, and ripped the cash machine out in a daring raid at 12.50am on Tuesday.

Anyone with any information about the McColl's incident overnight on Saturday should call police on 101, quoting incident number 250 of July 1.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.