Cigarettes were stolen from a shop in Co Down before the thieves fled in a 4x4-style vehicle towards Belfast.
The incident happened on Main Street in Dundrum early on Monday, when it is thought a team of three men targeted the shop not long after 5am.
Two entered the shop and removed a quantity of cigarettes from the cabinet, along with a small sum of cash from the tills.
Police said: “All three are then believed to have made off in a large dark Range Rover-type vehicle in the direction of Belfast.”
Call police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.