UPDATE TO ARTICLE BELOW from PC Paula:

‘Between 03.40 and 04.05 hours this morning 5th June 2011 the COOP in Whitchurch was broken into and a quantity of cigarettes were stolen.
A silver VW Golf registration number HG56 NYF was used during the burglary.
This car is still outstanding.’

If anyone saw anything suspicious during the hours mentioned above or sighted the vehicle please contact Basingstoke CID on 01256 405045.

It is advisable to call the CID number if you did see or hear anything that relates to this crime or anything suspicious you may have seen prior to the burglary.

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Report from earlier today…

The Co-op earlier today. (click to enlarge)

Police were called to the Co-op in Whitchurch Square today. The store had suffered criminal damage, particularly to its large corner window, and for some time it remained closed.

Investigations are continuing into the incident and the window area is presently cordoned off with police tape.
It is believed that the cause was a break-in and cigarettes have been stolen.

How you can help…
If anyone saw anything they are asked to contact the Police on 01256 405045 or to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 .