Shops broken into overnight in Portsmouth

Police are investigating the break-ins
Police are investigating the break-ins
  • Two shops closed after damage caused in break-ins
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TWO Sainsbury’s stores in Portsmouth were broken into overnight.

A spokeswoman from the supermarket giant said branches in Albert Road and Palmerston Road, Southsea, had been targeted.

She said: ‘We can confirm our Albert Road and Palmerston Road stores were broken into last night.

‘Both stores are temporarily closed while the police carry out their investigation and damage is repaired.

‘We will re-open the stores as soon as possible, and apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused.’

Hampshire police said it was investigating the burglaries.

The first incident in Albert Road happened between 3.15am and 3.30am this morning. The second in Palmerston Road happened between 4am an 4.30am.

Detective Constable Sharon Lewry said: ‘Both incidents are being linked based on the method used by the offenders.

‘I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed any of these incidents or could help identify who is responsible to come forward.’

Call the Eastern Investigation team at Fratton police station on 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.