Ram-raiders smashed their way into a shop in the early hours of today before making off with a supply of cigarettes.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said a white “flat bed-type vehicle” reversed into the doors of the Abbotswood Park Co-op in Leavesden, at around 2.30am this morning.

Four people then went into the shop and stole cigarettes from behind the counter before fleeing the scene.

Police have set up a cordon around the Co-op


Today, a police car remains outside the crime scene while a cordon has sealed off the area.

The Co-op is currently closed for business.

No other shops were damaged.

Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact police via 101, quoting crime reference 41/1854/19 or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report

The Co-op doors were smashed by a flat bed vehicle