‘Smoke cloak’ foils thieves

A break-in at an Alfreton convenience store was foiled by a smokescreen on Friday night.

CCTV cameras recorded two men getting out of a silver Vauxhall at 10.30pm, and smashing their way through the door of the One Stop Shop on Nottingham Road.

A ‘smoke cloak’ was instantly triggered and the thieves fled empty-handed, driving off in the direction of Somercotes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.