THIEVES puffed on cigars...while stealing 90 litres of used cooking oil from a pub in Rettendon.

Two men broke into the Bell in Main Road before taking the oil and driving away in a white van at about 6.30am on Tuesday, February 25.

CCTV images have been released by police officers investigating the case and show one of the men smoking a cigar whilst carrying the containers.

Anyone who recognises the men should contact PC Clive Bennett on 101, or call Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.