Fresh appeal after Tesco van raid

Detectives have renewed their appeal after two men stole cigarettes from a Tesco van near Red Wharf Bay last week.

The suspects abandoned their white Ford Transit in Pentraeth after one of the doors came off when they were confronted by the driver of the delivery vehicle.

Both vans pulled into a layby at just before midday last Tuesday (29th May) – the driver of the Tesco van left but when he returned, he found the two men stood outside holding trays of cigarettes and with the back roller doors open.

He challenged them but they fled with the cigarettes in the Transit, heading towards Menai Bridge. As they left, the front sliding passenger door came off.

It’s now emerged that their vehicle, registered no. KM55 HHW, was left abandoned at the rear of the Bull Inn pub just off Pentraeth Road.

Police say the only description of the Transit driver is that he is between 20 and 30 years old and of slim build with short dark and wearing a dark tracksuit. His accomplice was in his thirties.

Detective Constable Laura Campbell-Jones from Llangefni CID said: ”We are making an appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed any suspicious behaviour or possibly may have dash cam or any CCTV footage to contact police.”

Anyone with information about the van raid should contact Llangefni CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, contact the police control room directly via the live web chat and quote 183 000 599 40.


Eich Gorsaf, Eich Llais / Your Station, Your Voice