Wellingborough store closed after overnight break-in

It is not yet known when the shop will re-open

By Stephanie Weaver
Thursday, 9th July 2020, 2:50 pm
Intruders broke into the store last night
Intruders broke into the store last night

A Wellingborough shop has been forced to close after intruders broke in overnight.

The unwelcome visitors got into the Co-op in Olympic Way, Wellingborough, some time last night, leaving staff unable to open as normal today (Thursday).

A spokesman for the Co-op said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the temporary closure of our Olympic Way store.

"Intruders entered the store overnight, and steps are now being taken to make the store safe and secure as quickly as possible to enable it to re-open to serve our community.

"We appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward to police so that those criminals responsible, and who have a disregard for the community, can be caught and stopped.”

The spokesman added that while they couldn't confirm when they will be able to re-open, they hope it will be later today or tomorrow.

A spokesman for Northants Police has confirmed that they are investigating a burglary at the shop, which is believed to have happened at about 3.30am this morning after the alarm was activated.

And the spokesman added: "A search of the area was carried out by one of the police dogs but unfortunately there was no trace of the suspect/s."

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