Burglars took a haul of cigarettes from the Loggins Petrol Station on Derby Road, Heanor in a night time raid.
Police were alerted to the incident when an alarm sounded at the Spar store there at 11.20pm on Wednesday, July 10.
When officers arrived they saw security grills over the front door had been removed and a glass pain smashed. The raiders had used tools to break into the cigarette counter and take nearly all of the tobacco stock before fleeing.
A witness driving past during the raid called police to say he had seen two men get into a hatchback car before driving off. If you have any information which could help police, call the force on 101.