Hammer gang raid fruit machines at Cowplain pub

The Spotted Cow public house
The Spotted Cow public house
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BURGLARS stole up to £800 after smashing their way into a pub’s fruit machines.

The people living above The Spotted Cow, in London Road, Cowplain, were woken at 3.20am on Monday to the sound of hammer blows on the two machines.

Before they were disturbed by the occupants the thieves managed to grab between £400 and £800.

The offenders are described as men of average build, wearing dark baseball caps and balaclavas, light coloured trousers and trainers.

One of the men was wearing a light coloured jumper and carried a bag.

The other was wearing a light-coloured jacket.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or 
can help identify the 
offenders, is asked to contact PC Jane Vickery at Waterlooville police station on 101.

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.