Burglar bought cigs at Lincolnshire Coop with stolen cards

A burglar fraudulently bought cigarettes and tobacco at a Lincolnshire Coop shop in Lincoln using stolen bank cards.

The cards were stolen from a property in College Close, off Newport, on April 12 and then used to pay for items at the Coop in Riseholme Road.

Lincolnshire Police have issued a photo of a man they would like to talk to about the incident.

A police spokesman said: “Bank cards were stolen from a property in College Close, Lincoln on April 12 and then used to purchase tobacco and cigarettes from the Co-op at Riseholme Road.

“CCTV footage has been obtained, and we would like to like to speak to the man pictured.

“He is described as a white male, medium to slim build, wearing a blue baseball cap with white letters or a logo on the front, black fleece jacket with a hood and pockets at the side and a zip front, grey jogging bottoms and black Adidas running-style trainers with a silver ‘three stripes’ logo.

“He was carrying a blue carrier bag in his left hand.

“He was wearing a light blue surgical mask, obscuring the bottom half of his face, but we hope the distinctive clothing will help identify him.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call the police on 101 or email force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk quoting incident 182 of April 15.

LincolnshireLive – Lincoln News