WHERE'S THE LOOT? One of the offenders scans the store's empty shelves.
WHERE'S THE LOOT? One of the offenders scans the store's empty shelves. Contributed

Crooks in ram raid ... on empty shop

CLUELESS criminals have ram-raided a Springfield store in search of cigarettes only to find its shelves empty.

Ipswich CIB Detective Senior Sergeant Gary Dixon said the ram-raid happened at the Free Choice Tobacconist at Springfield Fair between 12.45am and 1.15am yesterday.

Snr Sgt Dixon said a car was driven through the front of a tobacconist on the corner of Springfield Parkway and Topaz Rd.

He said the car caused major damage to an aluminium roller door and glass door.

However, when the three people got out of the car they found there was nothing to steal.

"Because of the ram-raid the other day at the sunglass store (at Orion Shopping Centre), the owners of the tobacconist decided to move all their stock to another store," Snr Sgt Dixon said.

"The offenders got out of the car, looked around and left empty-handed."

Police yesterday released security images of people they believe may be able to help with their investigations.

Anyone with information that could help police should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or go to crimestoppers.com.au.

Information can be provided anonymously and a reward may apply.



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