Tamworth bottlo hit at 2am

POLICE are on the hunt for six offenders who ramraided a bottle shop and stole thousands of dollars worth of grog.

The thieves, who shielded their faces from CCTV cameras, crashed a stolen Mitsubishi Pajero through the shopfront yesterday about 2am.

Oxley Acting Inspector Martin Burke said the six youths made off with three cartons filled with bottles of spirits.

“We believe the goods will be in the vicinity of about $3000 for the alcohol that was taken,” he said. 

“The alcohol that was taken was one carton of Jim Beam and two cartons of Johnny Walker, full bottles of alcohol.”

The offenders were quick in their hit before fleeing in the stolen vehicle, which was recovered yesterday.

“About 12 o’clock [yesterday] the Pajero was located in West Tamworth and that has been forensically examined,” Acting Inspector Burke said.

“The Pajero was linked to a break-and-enter that occurred outside Tamworth and again the location where that was stolen from will be forensically examined.”

Police have combed the scene for clues as to the identity of the thieves and have reviewed CCTV footage of the incident.

They have also scoured the area and nearby businesses for anyone that saw anything out of the ordinary.

“The detectives will be working with the Target Action Group and general duties officers in a collaborative effort to identify the offenders and investigate the matter thoroughly,” Acting Inspector Burke said.

“But most importantly, if there are any community members that do have any information on the offenders involved, then we would encourage them to contact police.”

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