THIEVES stole cigarettes worth more than £3,000 after targeting a petrol station in Hampshire.

Thieves went equipped with tools and a vehicle in order to steal the cigarettes from the BP garage in Romsey Road, Cadnam, at 2.20am on Tuesday.

The gang are thought to have prised open the metal shutters to the shop on the forecourt before emptying the contents of the display case into a bag.

They also searched the office area next to the shop but nothing was taken from there.