Offenders broke into the Co-Op store in Pottington, Barnstaple, last night and took a quantity of cigarettes and tobacco products.

Police are investigating after a break-in at a supermarket in Barnstaple.

Officers were called to Co-Op in Upcott Avenue, Pottington, at around 5.15am this morning to reports of the break-in.

A spokeswoman said entry had been gained to the superstore through windows.

Once inside, offenders had taken a quantity of tobacco products.

Police could not confirm the value of the products taken.

The incident is currently under investigation, and police are appealing for witnesses who saw anything suspicious to come forward.

The Co-Op store in Pottington, Barnstaple.The Co-Op store in Pottington, Barnstaple.

Barnstaple Police have also warned people not to purchase cigarettes from anyone offering them cheaply.

In a tweet, North and West Devon Police said: “Offered cheap cigarettes today? Probably stolen from Co-op burglary last night.”

Anyone who saw anything between 10pm on Monday and 5.15am this morning is asked to contact police on non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference CR 03755517.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.