Around one am yesterday morning, a team of burglars broke into the Waitrose supermarket Chandlers Ford, forcing apart the front doors and then attacking the secure cigarette kiosk. The alarm was activated and the would-be thieves fled empty handed.
They escaped on motorbikes in the direction of Fryern Recreation ground.
Throughout the day scenes of crime officers examined the entrance and the kiosk of the store, whilst Safer Neighbourhoods team officers have been securing CCTV evidence from the surrounding area and speaking speaking with local residents.
The officer investigating, Pc Jason Gore, is appealing for any witnesses or anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious late Thursday night to get in touch by phoning 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111