Police threatened as raiders make off with cigarettes haul in Epping

Police are investigating a burglary in which cigarettes were stolen from a shop in Epping.

They were called to McColls in High Street shortly before 2.10am this morning.

Officers attempted to stop two suspects, who threatened them and left the scene in a grey Mercedes CLA.

An extensive search was carried out, with the help of a police helicopter, and enquiries are continuing.

A large quantity of cigarettes were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call Loughton CID on 101 quoting reference 42/35659/20.

You can also report online at www.essex.police.uk

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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Mick Ferris

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