A supermarket was targeted by a gang of thieves twice in the space of a week.
The Co-op Food Store, in the Loxley Centre, Werrington, was subjected to two break-ins where burglars made off with cigarettes.
The first happened at 3.45am on Friday, October 5, with the second at 4.30am on Thursday, October 11.
Detectives are now investigating a possible link to the thefts.
A spokesperson for The Co-op said: “At around 3:45am on Friday, October 5, and at 4:30am on Thursday, October 11, our food store at the Loxley Centre in Werrington, was broken in to by a number of men, who stole a quantity of cigarettes on both occasions.
“CCTV footage has been passed to the police and we are currently reviewing our security measures at both stores.
“As with any incidents such as these, we would appeal for anyone with any information to come forward.”
A spokesman for the police said: “Offenders smashed their way into the shop in Loxley, Werrington, at 4.30am on Thursday before stealing cigarettes and tobacco.
“There was another break-in at the store between 3.45am and 4.25am on Friday, October 5. Offenders broke into the store and stole cigarettes.
“We are investigating both burglaries and keeping an open mind as to whether they are linked.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.