Raiders after alcohol smash shop window

Damage to McColls in Fore Street

Damage to McColls in Fore Street - Credit: Archant

Raiders smashed the door of McColls on Fore Street overnight and broke in to steal alcohol.

Alcoholic drinks worth about £20 were stolen during the burglary, which happened at about 2am on Sunday.

Police were alerted by a neighbour after the alarm at the convenience store in Sidmouth’s main shopping centre went off.

A group of people in the streets were stopped by police and a suspect was identified.

Further investigations are being carried out.

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No one at the shop would comment on the incident, although the door has been boarded up.

A spokesman for McColls said: “We are working closely with the relevant authorities in response to this incident.”

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Sergeant Andy Squires, said: “If anybody has seen any suspicious behaviour between 2am and 4am on Sunday morning they should get in touch.”

Members of the public with any information are urged to call 101 or email

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