Prompt action by local residents led to the swift arrest of suspects following a break-in at Bishopstoke last night.
Police raced to the Co-op store in Spring Lane, Bishopstoke at approximately 1 am, after residents reported a Burglary in progress.
When officers arrived they found the front door had been smashed and the alarm was sounding.
Two teenage boys were arrested by police close to the scene on suspicion of burglary and another youth was arrested nearby.
Bottles of alcohol suspected to have come from the store were recovered by police.
This morning Police have been conducting house searches and interviewing witnesses. Officers from Eastleigh police Safer Neighbourhoods team have been in the area conducting reassurance patrols and speaking to residents.
Sgt Chris Spellerberg of Eastleigh SNT said:
“Prompt action by both residents and police led to the quick arrest of suspects.
“The investigation is in the early stages and will continue throughout the day.
“Suspicious activity should always be reported to the police, in an emergency please dial 999”
Eastleigh police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to call 101.
Eastleigh Police report that all three youths have released from custody.
A 17 year-old has been charged with handling stolen goods and bailed to appear at youth court on April 10 while a 17 and a 16 year-old were bailed to April 25.
All three live in Bishopstoke.