Kettering shop hit by tobacco distraction theft

The number of vehicles involved and details of any injuries are not yet known

The number of vehicles involved and details of any injuries are not yet known

A Kettering shop was robbed of about £400 by a man who distracted a staff member.

The theft happened at Paul’s Stop & Shop in Montagu Street at about 9am on Thursday (October 13).

The offender entered the store and asked for tobacco.

When the staff member turned his back, the thief then made off with the cash.

The offender is described as white, about 5ft 4in tall, large and wearing thick glasses.

A police spokesman said they are investigating the incident.

Witnesses, or anyone with information, should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.