Police Investigate cigarette burglaries Melbourne
Police have released CCTV as they continue to investigate a series of cigarette burglaries across Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs last month.
In the first incident, two male offenders forced their way into a supermarket on Princes Domain Drive in Hallam on 29 November shortly after 1.30am.
The pair were unable to access the cigarettes cabinets and fled empty-handed.
Half an hour later the burglars targeted a shop on Balmoral Avenue in Springvale.
They again left unsuccessfully after being unable to access the cigarettes.
Undaunted by their two previous fails, the pair tried for a third time and targeted a Clarinda supermarket at the corner of Bourke Road and Viney Street about 2.15am.
The men used a crowbar to force open the front doors before they gained access to the cigarette drawers and a smoke security device went off.
The pair fled the scene with a large quantity of cigarettes and drove away in a black Mazda 3 hatchback.
Investigators have released CCTV footage of a car and two men they believe will be able to assist with their enquiries.
One male is perceived as being of Caucasian appearance, 173cm tall with a medium build.
He was wearing a navy, green and white jumper and grey track suits.
The other male is perceived as being of Caucasian appearance, 183cm tall with a solid build.
He was wearing a grey jacket and black pants.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au