BURGLARS broke in to a Co-op in the early hours of this morning.
The fire service was first on the scene at the shop in Privett Road, Gosport, at about 3.30am after the crooks tripped an alarm.
The burglars are believed to have forced their way in through a door.
It is not yet known exactly what was taken, but it is thought to include a large quantity of cigarettes.
Police have cordoned off the area and scenes of crime officers are currently on-site carrying out an investigation.
Anyone with any information should contact Gosport police on 0845 0454545 or use Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.