Three Waitrose supermarkets raided within days

Three Waitrose supermarkets raided within days


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Three Waitrose supermarkets raided within days
Waitrose in Maidenhead was targeted as well as Sunningdale and Twyford branches

Three Waitrose supermarkets have been broken into within a matter of days.

Burglars raided the Maidenhead branch twice as well as stores in Sunningdale and Twyford in similar attacks between Friday and Monday.

According to the police community messaging service the store in Moorbridge Road, Maidenhead, was targeted shortly after 2am on Friday and again shortly after 3am on Monday.

During the first attack the offenders smashed the glass in the front door, checked the tills and removed several floats. The front window was smashed during the second attack and the tills searched, but nothing was stolen.

Both break-ins are said to have been carried out by two offenders.

Descriptions were provided in relation to the second incident of men wearing balaclavas, one of whom was wearing a dark coat with a pink hoody underneath, grey tracksuit bottoms with muddy patches on the knees and white trainers. The other was wearing a grey top with a thin blue band at the back and dark bottoms.

Those responsible for the first break-in are said to have been dressed similarly.

On Sunday criminals targeted the London Road store in Twyford shortly before 10.30pm, using a large tool to smash the window and stealing cash from the tills.

The store had closed at the usual Sunday time of 4pm but opened the following day as usual. Police forensic officers were working at the supermarket on Monday and officers reviewed CCTV footage for clues.

On Monday cash was stolen from the branch in London Road, Sunningdale, at 4.20am. The raiders forced open rear exit doors and searched the tills before leaving through a fire exit.

A Waitrose spokeswoman said the stores are open as normal and the retailer is helping police with their enquiries.

Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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