Frightening moment a gang of thieves smash their way into a service station just to steal cigarettes
- Thieves filmed smashing their way into a closed Gold Coast service station
- With repeated blows and kicks masked men batter their way in through window
- The gang ransacks the store taking packets of cigarettes and other goods
- They leave in a stolen 4WD with police appealing for public help to find them
A gang of hooded thugs were captured on CCTV smashing their way into a service station and taking off with a haul of cigarettes.
The four brazen bandits pulled up in a stolen Mitsubishi Pajero four-wheel drive and used hammers to shatter the glass doors at the unattended BP service station in Nerang on the Gold Coast just before 3am on Tuesday morning.
Once inside, the gang jump over the counter and begin stashing a haul of goods into a bag and bins.
Footage shows the group piling tobacco into an orange bin and then heading back out back though the broken window.
It is estimated that the thieves took off with a few dozen packets of cigarette packets.
Once outside they quickly climbed into the vehicle and sped off.
Police said the focus of their investigation is centred on the four-wheel drive.
Anyone who has information about the vehicle or the men involved are urged to contact police.
A brazen gang of thieves have smashed their way into an unattended service station on the Gold Coast
Once behind the counter the bandit wasted no time in going through the draws and finding packets of cigarettes