£2k of cigarettes stolen in Disley Co-op ram-raid

Disley Co-op, on Market Street, which was closed following a ram-raid on Wednesday.
Disley Co-op, on Market Street, which was closed following a ram-raid on Wednesday.

Thieves drove a car into a Disley shop, before stealing £2,000-worth of cigarettes in a two-minute spree.

The ram-raid took place at the Co-perative Food store, on Market Street, at about 1.40am on Wednesday.

Staff estimate it will cost £10,000 to repair the entrance and main door to the shop.

Chris Springate, team leader, said: “Basically, they got away with two grands’ worth of fags. They smashed the cigarette gantry.

“They were in there for two minutes. The police were there within four. We need a new door but there’s not a lot of damage to the actual store.”

Two years ago, thieves targeted the cash point at the store and last year, shop staff were threatened with hammers when burglars raided the store in May.

“It’s unfortunate. We’re on the main road to Stockport, on the A6,” added Chris.

The Co-op re-opened for business at 11.30am on Thursday.

Three to four men, wearing dark clothing with hoods, were seen leaving the scene in a dark coloured vehicle, which had false registration plates.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 44 of 20 November, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.