POLICE have charged two men with burglary following an audacious raid on a Huntingdon petrol station. Dumitru Ivascu, 33, and Florin Musat, 24, were remanded in custody at Peterborough Magistrates Court on Saturday, following the break-in at the Texaco g
POLICE have charged two men with burglary following an audacious raid on a Huntingdon petrol station.
Dumitru Ivascu, 33, and Florin Musat, 24, were remanded in custody at Peterborough Magistrates' Court on Saturday, following the break-in at the Texaco garage on Hartford Road last week. They will appear before Huntingdonshire Magistrates tomorrow (Wednesday).
The forecourt shop was forced to close after thieves smashed their way through a brick wall in order to access the safe and steal cigarettes and cash.
Police were alerted to the crime by a member of the public, who spotted three men acting suspiciously near to the filling station just before midnight on Thursday (March 26).
Cambridgeshire police said the person followed the three men while the force helicopter and dog team were sent to the scene.
Following a search of the area, two men were arrested and taken to St Neots police station for questioning.
Police believe the thieves may have been staking out the area.
Detective Sgt Mark Butler investigating said: "It is likely the offenders would have been in the area for some time prior to us receiving the call from the member of the public."
He is now appealing for witnesses to come forward to help police find the alleged third burglar.
Det Sgt Butler said: "I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of the garage on Thursday night from 10pm who may have information about those responsible. Three men were seen running from the area and we are trying to locate one of those men and we would appeal for anyone with information to help us trace him. It is believed the offenders would have needed to use a vehicle and we are appealing to anyone who saw the vehicle parked close to the garage late on Thursday night."
INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.