Friday, January 17, 2020

Man charged over supermarket burglary

Security camera image.
POLICE have charged a man with motor vehicle stealing, and burglary and stealing following an incident at New Norfolk early on Thursday morning.

A Tasmania Police spokesman said a 36-year-old man had been charged after the Value Plus Supermarket at Fairview was burgled.

"Shortly before 3am on Thursday, two people forced entry to the store and stole a large amount of cigarette packets," the spokesman said. "About 5am a white Subaru wagon was reported stolen from a nearby residence."

"After conducting inquiries and searching a property in the New Norfolk area, police recovered the car and a quantity of cigarettes before arresting and charging the man with motor vehicle stealing, burglary and stealing."

A screenshot from the supermarket's
security cameras.
The investigation to identify and locate the second suspect is ongoing.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Bridgewater CIB on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or crimestopperstas.com.au.

See the Value Plus Supermarket's security camera videos at facebook.com/valueplusfairview.

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