Cigarettes stolen in filling station smash-and-grab

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Almondbank Filling Station has closed for repairs following Friday night's break-in

Police are hunting crooks who smashed their way into a rural Perthshire filling station.

Thieves targeted the Almondbank outlet, on the outskirts of Perth, just before midnight on Friday.

They broken through a kiosk window and grabbed armfuls of cigarettes. Investigators believe they also took a sum of money.

The Crieff Road filling station, at Huntingtower, was closed on Saturday morning for repairs.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We were called to the area at 11.49pm on Friday.

“One of the windows had been forced open and a quantity of cigarettes was taken. There may also have been some money taken, but we are still waiting to get this confirmed.”

He said a keyholder was called to secure the premises.

Police are reviewing CCTV cameras around the area and have asked any witnesses to get in touch on the 101 non-emergency number of freephone Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.