APPEAL: Did you witness a burglary in Essington?

We’re appealing for witnesses after entry was forced to the Grocery Shop in Hill Street at around 2.50am today (Thursday 12 November).

Offenders forced the shutters and smashed the window before stealing a large quantity of cigarettes from within.

The suspects are described as two males, both wearing grey hooded tops with scarves covering their faces. One wore grey jogging bottoms and the other wore dark trousers.

It’s believed they made off in a silver vehicle which was driven by a third suspect.

An investigation into the burglary is underway, including a forensic examination of the scene and checks of CCTV in the area.

If you witnessed any suspicious activity in the area, or have any information, please contact PC Bradley Mercer-Wilkinson at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 51 of November 12. Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.