POLICE are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after thieves targeted a Tesco delivery lorry in Kidderminster.

The incident happened at around 2.10pm, when it is believed a Tesco delivery vehicle had cigarettes stolen when parked at Tesco Express, Bridge Street, Cookley, Kidderminster on Tuesday April 2.

It is believed that the rear padlock of the vehicle was cut off before cigarettes were stolen.

The cigarettes were then loaded into a white Mercedes sprinter van and it is also believed that a blue Audi A4 estate may have also been in the area.

Another raid on a Tesco delivery lorry happened earlier in the day at around 8.15am, where cigarettes and tobacco after the vehicle being blocked by a car in Grindley Brook, Whitchurch.

Access was gained to the rear of the vehicle, as the driver became alerted to this, the delivery driver drove his vehicle away from the layby, turning left at the roundabout in the direction of Grindley Brook.

The Tesco lorry was then stopped by the offenders driving past and using their vehicle, a dark blue Audi A4 estate, to create a road block.

It is believed that the offenders took a large amount of cigarettes and tobacco from the rear of the vehicle, loading it into a white Mercedes sprinter van.

The delivery van driver was not harmed or spoken too.

Both vehicles then headed in the direction of Grindley Brook roundabout on the A41.

Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed a dark blue Audi A4 estate and / or a white Mercedes sprinter van changing number plates throughout the day.

Detective Sergeant Mat Crisp said: "We are keen to speak with anyone who may have seen either of the incidents involving Tesco delivery vehicles. Both incidents occurred on Tuesday (April 2) in the Grindley Brook area of Whitchurch and the second in Cookley, Kidderminster. Both incidents involved offenders driving a blue Audi Estate and a white Mercedes sprinter van. We believe they may have changed their number plates throughout the course of the day.

"Any information relating to these incidents, the offenders or the vehicles will help provide us with a better understanding of what has occurred and aid our investigation.

"We are especially keen to see any dashcam footage from either areas. If you have any information please call 101."

People with information relating to the incident are asked to call 101 quoting the incident number 87s of 2 April 2019 and for the incident in Cookley, Kidderminster quote incident number 342s of 2 April 2019.