March 29, 2018 11.48 am This story is over 70 months old

CCTV: Bumbling thief fails to break into cigarette counter so makes off with booze

Can you identify this man?

Police are looking for a man pictured on CCTV after a thief smashed their way into a Coningsby shop with a hammer and made off with alcohol.

The incident happened at the NISA store on Coningsby High Street in the early hours of March 27.

Police said a man described as white and in his late 20s reportedly broke into the store by kicking the glass and using a hammer.

The man attempted to open the cigarette display, but failed, before stealing a selection of alcohol.

Anyone who witnessed the theft or knows this man should contact Lincolnshire Police. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Any witnesses to the incident or anyone who recognises the man pictured should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 11 of March 27.

It can also be reported via email to [email protected] using the incident number and date or through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.