From Devon & Cornwall Police:
Police are appealing for information after a haul of cigarettes were stolen from the BP petrol station at Blights Garage near Bideford in the early hours of yesterday morning, Sunday 24 January.
At around 2.30am two people wearing hooded tops and face masks entered the forecourt of the garage, which is on Clovelly Road at Handy Cross, from the Bideford town direction.
One of the CCTV cameras is moved, and the two people leave the scene.
Two people are then seen to enter the forecourt at around 3.50am from the direction of the play park opposite the garage. They then force entry to the front door, causing approximately £3,000 worth of damage.
Once inside the shop, both offenders force opened the cigarette unit behind the counter and left with around £2,000 worth of tobacco, the majority being Benson and Hedges.
The offenders then flee the scene on foot, back across the road, leaving a trail of cigarettes.
Both offenders were wearing hooded tops, jogging bottoms and dark gloves, with one noticeably taller than the other.
Police are urging anyone who is offered cheap tobacco products in the area to get in touch.
Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anyone acting suspiciously, or anyone who has any relevant CCTV or dashcam footage which could assist police enquiries, is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at email@example.com quoting crime reference, CR/005838/21.