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Police investigating cigarette burglaries

February 13, 2024 3:54 pm in by
A Tasmania Police vehicle in Hobart, Wednesday, August 10, 2022. (AAP Image/Rob Blakers) NO ARCHIVING

Police are investigating burglaries involving the theft of cigarettes from businesses in southern Tasmania.

Between October 2023 and February 2024, six business burglaries occurred at Lauderdale, Howrah, Lindisfarne and Sorell where cigarettes were specifically targeted.

Police believe these burglaries are linked to the same group of individuals and are occurring overnight, while the businesses are closed.

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The total value of stolen cigarettes is reported to be in excess of $130,000.

Police wish to hear from anyone with any information, particularly relating to anyone with large quantities of cigarettes or who are offering them for sale.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bellerive CIB on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers Tasmania on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperstas.com.au

Information can be provided anonymously.

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