More than £3,600 worth of cigarettes were stolen from the back of a lorry during a delivery at a Co-op store.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident at the store in Ifield Parade, Crawley, on May 13 at 6pm.

A man, described as white and 25 years-old, was seen fleeing with a large bag after opening the rear of the lorry as it was reversing.

He is described as being 6' tall and of average build and was wearing a red vest and black hat.

PC Thomas Mooney said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who has information or may recognise the thief, who we believe is local.

“They should contact police on 101, email or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting serial 1220 13/5."