Police continue search for smash and grab raiders who cleared shelves in Shirley store

Hunt for cigarette raiders stepped up

Hunt for cigarette raiders stepped up

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

AN investigation is continuing into a smash-and-grab raid that saw a haul of cigarettes stolen from a Southampton convenience store.

As reported in the Daily Echo, a gang of three men forced their way in through the front door at Premier in Park Road, Shirley, and in a matter of minutes made off with all the cigarettes from the counter.

Police were alerted by a member of the public who heard the store’s alarm ringing and called 999 in the early hours of Tuesday.

But when they arrived at the scene the thieves had fled, making their getaway on a motorbike believed to have travelled towards Shirley.

Officers have spent the past three days carrying out inquiries and searching the area following the raid at 3.41am.

Anyone with information about the raid is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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9:29am Sun 6 Jul 14

mrblunt says...

It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving
It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving mrblunt
  • Score: 5

11:39am Sun 6 Jul 14

forest hump says...

mrblunt wrote:
It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving
Why?
[quote][p][bold]mrblunt[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving[/p][/quote]Why? forest hump
  • Score: -3

12:57pm Sun 6 Jul 14

BikerNick says...

Police are acting on Tip-Offs,
Police are acting on Tip-Offs, BikerNick
  • Score: 2

3:57pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Zexagon says...

forest hump wrote:
mrblunt wrote:
It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving
Why?
It's a tough one
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrblunt[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]It's a tough one Zexagon
  • Score: 1

10:41pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Stubs says...

Zexagon wrote:
forest hump wrote:
mrblunt wrote:
It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving
Why?
It's a tough one
Probably about 10 to 20 fags.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrblunt[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]It's a tough one[/p][/quote]Probably about 10 to 20 fags. Stubs
  • Score: 0

6:49pm Mon 7 Jul 14

southamptonadi says...

Zexagon wrote:
forest hump wrote:
mrblunt wrote:
It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving
Why?
It's a tough one
There is nothing to suggest that the witness heard the alarm as soon as it was set off, maybe they had already fled before they heard it
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrblunt[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]It's a tough one[/p][/quote]There is nothing to suggest that the witness heard the alarm as soon as it was set off, maybe they had already fled before they heard it southamptonadi
  • Score: 0

6:49pm Mon 7 Jul 14

southamptonadi says...

Zexagon wrote:
forest hump wrote:
mrblunt wrote:
It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving
Why?
It's a tough one
There is nothing to suggest that the witness heard the alarm as soon as it was set off, maybe they had already fled before they heard it
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrblunt[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know what the time lapse was between the 999 call and Police arriving[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]It's a tough one[/p][/quote]There is nothing to suggest that the witness heard the alarm as soon as it was set off, maybe they had already fled before they heard it southamptonadi
  • Score: 0

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