A CRIMINAL investigation has been launched after burglars broke into a petrol station and stole a till.

Police were called to reports of a burglary at Essar petrol station in Cliviger shortly before 11pm on Saturday night.

The burglars stole a till after breaking through the petrol station's roof on Burnley Road. It is not known if the till had cash inside.

No arrests have been made and an investigation into the incident has been launched.

A police spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a burglary in Cliviger at around 11pm.

"Unknown offenders gained entry through the roof of the property. They left with the till.

"There are no details of arrests and enquires are ongoing."

If anyone has seen anything or has any information contact the police on 101 quoting log 1826 of August 4th.