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Thieves make off with cigarettes


Police are hunting two thieves who made off with cigarettes after an early morning breakin at Waipukurau’s New World supermarke­t last Friday.

Apolice spokesman said two males broke into the store through a fire exit door at about 2.30am on Friday. Security staff arrived within minutes, but not before the men made off with an unknown quantity of cigarettes after exiting the same way.

New World Waipukurau owner Gerard Kennedy said the break-in was “extremely disappoint­ing” but the damage was quickly cleared and it was “business as usual” on Friday. “Our security company was on the scene with in minutes and we’re relieved that no one was injured.

“The police investigat­ion is ongoing, and so we’re not able to comment any further,” he said.

The police spokesman said therewas nothing to suggest that supermarke­t night-fill staff were inside the store at the time of the break in.

Police were reviewing security footage and making inquiries to find those responsibl­e, he said.

Anyone with informatio­n is asked to call Hawke’s Bay Police on 06 831 0700. Informatio­n can be shared anonymousl­y through Crimestopp­ers on 0800 555 11

 ??  ?? TARGETED: Waipukurau’s New World supermarke­t.
TARGETED: Waipukurau’s New World supermarke­t.

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