Haul of soft drinks stolen from New Mills supermarket

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A substantial amount of soft drinks has been stolen from a supermarket in New Mills.

Sometime between 7.30pm on Sunday and 6am the following morning, thieves cut through wire mesh fencing to gain entry to a storage compound at the rear of the Co-operative store.

Once on the premises at Church Road, they cut the locks to a separate storage facility before making off with a large quantity of soft drinks, including water and Coca-Cola.

PCSO Lee Baker, of Derbyshire police, said: “Retail crime is costly to businesses and it also affects us all in time with prices of goods rising to cover the costs of thefts.

“I’m appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity close to the Co-op on Sunday night and into the early hours Monday morning to contact us.

“I’m also keen to speak to anyone who may have been offered cheap soft drinks, particularly water and Coca-Cola.

“Together we can help to keep our community safe and bring those responsible to justice.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.