Witness appeal over linked business burglaries in Cliftonville, Deal and Littlebourne

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Burglaries in businesses in Cliftonville, Deal and Littlebourne are being linked by detectives who are seeking witnesses.

The Cooperative supermarket in Summerfield Road, Cliftonville, the post office in Littlebourne High Street and the Cooperative in Beauchamp Avenue in Deal were all broken into during the early hours today (May 3.)

This is the second time the post office has been targeted in a week, with a previous report on 30 Apri at around 11pm. In both cases windows were found smashed and alcohol, along with tobacco and charity boxes were stolen.

Whilst nothing appears to have been taken from the supermarket in Cliftonville, alcohol and cash is missing from the Deal store. Both shops have sustained damage to windows.

Sergeant Jay Robinson at Kent Police said: “We are linking all of these incidents and carrying out enquiries at the scene, which includes the review of all forensic and CCTV opportunities along with house to house enquiries. In the meantime we would urge any residents who witnessed anything and haven’t yet been in touch to call us.

“We believe there are at least two suspects responsible for these breaks and they were seen leaving the Deal store in a white car just after 3am.”

The two suspects are described as white men. One was wearing a black jacket with a white logo on the side, blue jeans, brown boots and grey gloves. The other was wearing a black baseball cap, bright red hooded top, black trousers, black trainers and grey gloves.

Anyone with information should call the Kent Police appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/83830/19 for the Deal burglary, 03-0049 for the post office and 03-0011 for the supermarket in Cliftonville.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent, anonymously, on 0800 555111.