Appeal after $80k worth of cigarettes stolen at Pambula

Police are appealing for public assistance after about $80,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen from a grocery store on the state’s far south coast today.

Shortly after 3am (Monday 28 March 2022), emergency services were called to a grocery store in Quondola Street, Pambula, following reports of a break and enter.

Police have been told three men forced entry into the store and stole cigarette packets worth about $80,000 before fleeing on foot.

Officers attached to South Coast Police District established a crime scene, which was forensically examined.

As inquiries continue, police have released images of three men who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The first man is described as wearing black tracksuit pants, a black hooded jumper with high visibility ‘V’ stripes on the front and white writing on the back.

The second man is described as wearing dark parts and a dark coloured hooded jumper with a white ‘Air Jordan’ on the front.

The third man is described as wearing a dark coloured hooded jumper, grey tracksuit pants, and white shoes.

Police are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to contact Merimbula Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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