Detectives investigating a burglary at a shop in Heacham last week have appealed for the public’s help to trace the getaway vehicle.
As first reported in the Lynn News on Friday, two masked men used a manhole cover to smash their way into the Co-op store on Station Road at around 2.50am on Thursday.
The pair, who stole thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes, fled the scene on foot, but police believe they would have had an escape plan.
No description of a possible getaway car has been issued, but Investigating officer, Det Con Richard Moden, said: “We strongly believe that they would have had a vehicle, possibly with a driver, waiting for them close by.
“I would appeal for anyone who noticed a vehicle in the area around the time to come forward with information.
“It is likely that they would have made a fast getaway, so it may be someone noticed a speeding vehicle around this time or heard the vehicle making its escape.”
In the aftermath of the break-in, Co-op bosses announced that they would be removing tobacco products from their shelves overnight for the foreseeable future in a bid to deter would-be thieves from targeting other stores.
The raid was the second on a Co-op store in the East of England in just a few days, following a break-in at a shop in Essex.
Anyone with information about the break-in should contact Mr Moden via the non-emergency 101 number (calls cost 15p).