Photo: Scientific support (11:30am) 

• Three men rip shutters off in the early hours then smash through the front door.

• Thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes stolen.

MC Coll’s on Weld Parade, Birkdale Village, Southport was broken into at around 3am this morning, Friday 7 August 2015.

Staff this morning were left to clean up the glass and assess the damage caused to the business.

The business remained open despite the disruption.

The thieves were captured by CCTV from inside the shop, police will released images in the near future.

scene photographs below:

ots-southport-news3Photo: damage caused toto shutter lock boxots-southport-news1Photo: Smashed window

ots-southport-news2Photo: Shutters destroyed

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