A GANG of masked armed raiders forced their way into a Staffordshire supermarket and stole cigarettes before torching one car and crashing another.
The yobs burst in to Tesco in Town Meadows Way, Uttoxeter, at around 8.25pm on Sunday armed with crow bars.
Staff were in the store at the time but no-one was injured.
They left in a silver Ford Focus, which was ditched on an access road, just off the A50 island near the Racecourse pub, and set on fire.
The gang transferred to a stolen silver Audi, which was later involved in a smash in Bradley Corner, near Hulland Ward, Ashbourne. Officers from Derbyshire searched the area but found no-one.
The raiders are described as four men with possibly a woman with long hair. They wore dark clothing, apart from one who wore a high-vis jacket and all had their faces covered.
Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police, quoting incident number 724 of October 6 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
It comes in the wake of a series of raids at supermarkets in South Staffordshire in recent weeks. A fortnight ago the Penkridge in Co-op was raided by a masked gang, who stole cigarettes. Stores in nearby Bilbrook and Wombourne were also targeted.