Two stores in Donington and Spalding have been raided today and a quantity of cigarettes were stolen.
Raiders struck at Costcutter in High Street, Donington, where the front door of the shop was forced open before cigarettes were stolen from a tobacco kiosk.
Police believe the raiders got away in a dark coloured car, possibly an Audi, after the break-in which happened at about 1am this morning.
In a separate case, the Tesco Express store in Matmore Gate, Spalding, was targeted as raiders also tried to steal cigarettes before being stopped by a security device.
It happened just after midnight this morning and anyone with information about either incident should call 101, stating incident 18 of May 2.
Alternatively, you can Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.