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STORE ROBBERY: Theives attempt smash and grab at supermarket near Maidstone

Friday 17th January 2020

POLICE have sealed off the Co Op store in Harrietsham after a suspected robbery attempt overnight.

A large hole is visible in the glass to the side, a communications box ripped open and extensive damage to the cash machine outside.

It was not clear if the robbers had been able to get to the cash box or if any money was taken.

Police are the scene and the area is taped off.

A spokesman for the store said: "I cannot confirm or deny anything."

But a customer was told the store may be open by lunchtime and that it was a "communications problem".

Kent Police has been approached for acomment.