Patrick Billings, 29 February 2016

A LARGE quantity of cigarettes have been stolen in a smash-and-grab raid on a Hobart service station.

A man broke into the Coles Express service station in Charles St, Moonah, in the early hours of yesterday morning and stole the cigarettes.

The man was driving a green Mitsubishi Triton dual-cab utility which had been stolen in Glenorchy.

The vehicle was found on fire at 6.30am at a construction site in Clydesdale Ave, Glenorchy. Witnesses in the area saw a grey hatchback leave the construction site shortly after the fire was started.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

A Coles spokesman declined to comment or release CCTV footage of the incident.

Extracted in full from The Mercury.