Illicit tobacco cash

Tobacco-smuggling retailer jailed for five years

Aras Rasul Rashid operated Bekhal General Store, on Spring Bank, Hull

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Police urge stores to boost security following robbery rise

29 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Retailers in Leicestershire are being urged to boost store security and vigilance following an increase in store break-ins by thieves targeting tobacco.


Staff at Thornton’s Budgens in London fend off robber

28 Mar 2018 | By Sarah Britton

Brave staff at Thornton’s Budgens in Belsize Park, London, managed to restrain an armed robber until police arrived to arrest him.

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Spar store still recovering after ATM ram-raid Video

27 Mar 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Spar Lindford, in Hampshire, has yet to fully re-open two months after the store was targeted by thieves, who used a telehandler tractor to make off with the store’s ATM.

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Retailer loses tobacco gantry after illicit cigarette seizure

21 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A retailer from Tyne and Wear who was prosecuted for selling illicit tobacco last month has had his gantry removed by Imperial.

ACS Crime Report 2018

Shop thefts near one million, ACS warns

20 Mar 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

The number of reported incidents of shop theft has been estimated at almost one million over the last year, according to the Association of Convenience Store’s Crime Report 2018.

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Cannabis should be sold in local shops, police boss claims

12 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Cannabis should be legalised and sold over the counter in convenience stores and off-licences, North Wales’ Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) claims.

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£5,000 reward offered for service station robbery in Hampshire

09 Mar 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Crimestoppers and the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) are offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for an aggravated robbery at a service station in Hampshire.

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Serious violence and injury against shop workers grows

08 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The number of violent incidents causing injury to shop workers is on the rise, new figures from the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Retail Crime Survey reveal.

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Retailer charged with duty fraud after tobacco "scam"

05 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Retailers are being warned to stick to trusted sources of supply after a store owner in Tyne and Wear was prosecuted for selling counterfeit tobacco which he claims to have bought unwittingly.

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Men charged following Leicester convenience store blast

05 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Three men have been charged with manslaughter following an explosion at a convenience store in Leicester which killed five people.


Man jailed for convenience store break-in

28 Feb 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A man who was part of a gang that used a concrete slab to smash their way into a One Stop convenience store in Epworth, North Lincolnshire, has been jailed for 10 months.


Retailers fined for underage e-cigarette sales

26 Feb 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

A number of retailers in North Lanarkshire have been fined for failing electronic cigarette (e-cig) test purchasing stings.


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Holding our own

19 Apr 2018 | By Linda Williams

Sound planning has paid off for Broadway Convenience, but the battle isn’t over yet, says Linda

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