Police officers are investigating a break-in at Attwells newsagents in Minster in the early hours of Sunday morning (February 2).
Intruders took the glass out of the shop’s front door and were climbing in when they were disturbed by the owner, whose home is at the property. He was ‘shaken’ by the incident but is unhurt.
No goods were taken but repairs to the door will now need to be made. The shop is open but access is through the side door.
Staff at the store have thanked the community for ‘overwhelming’ support following the incident.
Police are reviewing CCTV footage in the area,
A Kent Police spokesman said: “ Kent Police was called at 4.20am on Sunday, February 2 to a report of a burglary at a business in High Street, Minster.
“Enquiries are ongoing and officers are reviewing CCTV from the area.
“Anyone with any information is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 02-0241.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at Crimestoppers-uk.org.”