Cigarettes have been stolen during a break-in at the Co-Op at 78-80 Station Road, in Birchington.
Kent Police officers were called at 5.40am today (August 25) following a report that the shop in Station Road had been burgled.
It was reported that a door of the premises had been forced and cigarettes stolen.
Officers are currently at the scene and enquiries to identify those responsible are ongoing.
UPDATE: Enquiries have established that three men, two wearing dark hooded tops and another wearing a blue puffer jacket and a baseball cap, entered the property before driving away in a black or dark blue van.
Anyone who saw the incident or the vehicle in the area, or who has CCTV or dashcam footage, is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/150974/20.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org