Police are urging the public to help them track down a stolen vehicle believed to have been used to carry out a daring raid on a Dundee shop this morning.
The incident happened at the Co-Op on Lawers Drive, in Panmurefield, at about 4.10am this morning.
Police have established that a “quantity of cigarettes” was taken during the break-in, however alcohol is also believed to have been stolen.
A black BMW, registration N111 RNC, is believed to have been used for the raid. The owner of the car has since spoken to us about the theft.
Detective Sergeant Sarah Brow said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time to come forward and assist our enquiries.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the BMW between Carnoustie and Lawers Drive in the early hours of this morning or anyone who knows where the car is now.
“Officers are carrying out a review of CCTV and door-to-door enquiries.
“Anyone with any information should contact Tayside Division on 101 quoting 0391/04 or or speak to any police officer. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
The store remains cordoned off by police this morning with CID officers currently at work inside the shop.
Despite the presence of a CCTV camera overlooking the entrance to the shop, it appears the car was driven over the pavement and into the automatic sliding door of the shop.
The door of the has been forced inwards by the impact of a vehicle and had been propped up on a tower of shopping baskets. It is unclear whether this was done deliberately or occurred when the door was hit by the vehicle.
A vodka bottle was dropped outside the store, presumably by the fleeing thieves.