Police are warning convenience stores to be security conscious after a number were targeted by burglars.
The majority tend to be in rural/semi rural locations to the north of the County, although some premises near to town centres have also been attacked.
Offences are occurring late at night/early morning and shutters are forced allowing entry to the premises and the cigarette cabinets.
The method of the crime strongly suggests that vehicles are used in all cases and at a number of incidents suspicious vehicles have been sighted immediately before or after the crime.
If you own and operate such premises please ensure that any alarms, CCTV and other security measures are fully operational.