Thieves tunnel into newsagent in Highgate and steal £7,000

The gang spent five hours drilling through the wall of Highgate Plus from an empty basement next door.

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Thieves tunnel into Highgate newsagent and steal £7,000

Thieves who tunnelled into the cellar of a north London newsagents made off with £7,000 of cash, alcohol and cigarettes. The gang spent five hours drilling through the wall of Highgate Plus from an empty basement next door.

Tunnelled found in the cellar of Highgate Plus Credit: Highgate Plus

The gang sprayed CCTV cameras with shaving foam before making off. Tushar Biswas, Shop Assistant said:

"They dug the tunnel, and broke into the shop and came upstairs from the basement. They ransacked the shop and took the cash from our cash register, more than £4,000. And they grabbed all the cigarettes, and stock from the shelves which cost £3,000."

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