Police have arrested three men in connection with a Christmas Day break-in on Carlton Hill where cigarettes were taken.
Officers said an ongoing operation had been taking place to investigate five break-ins most of which happened in the run up to Christmas.
Tesco shops were burgled in Top Valley Way, Top Valley on December 22, 2019 and in Carlton Hill, Carlton on Christmas Day (December 25, 2019).
Two McColls stores were also targeted in Highbury Road, Nottingham on September 26, 2019 and in Market Place, Bulwell on November 22, 2019 where cigarettes were taken.
Detectives are also linking them to a break-in at Trent Barton in South Street in Ilkeston on 6 April.
Three men, aged 40, 33 and 33, were arrested on Thursday (May 28).
A 56-year-old man was previously arrested in connection with the Christmas day burglary in Carlton Hill Tesco and has since been released under investigation.
Detective Sergeant James Bond said: “We have been actively working to solve these burglaries since they took place and have an operation in place where we are making substantial leads on a daily basis.
“The case continues and we appeal to anyone with any information that could help, no matter how small, to contact us on 101 quoting incident 834 of 22 December 2019.”
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.