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Pictures show damage after ram-raiders hit Co-op

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Two men have been arrested after ram-raiders smashed the front of a shop on the Isle of Grain in Rochester.

Kent Police was called to the Co-operative Food on High Street at 3.04am today (June 21) following the incident.

According to the force, cigarettes and alcohol were stolen from the shop and a significant amount of damage was caused.

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The store is closed while a clean up operation takes place.

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Police were called to the Co-op following an alarm activiation.

While on the scene officers noticed a 'suspicious' vehicle and signalled for it to stop.

The co-operative shop in Isle of Grain

Assistance from the police helicopter was required during the pursuit which followed, and patrols began to search nearby woodland area in Strood.

Two men, who are in their 30s and from the Medway area, were found by local police and the police dog unit.

They were then arrested in connection with the burglary and are currently in police custody.

The co-operative shop in Isle of Grain

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Searches using police dogs and the helicopter led to the arrest of two men following a burglary at a shop in the Isle of Grain.

"Kent Police was called to the shop in High Street at 3.04am on June 21, following an alarm activation. During the incident a significant amount of damage was caused and cigarettes and alcohol stolen.

"Whilst attending the call a patrol noted a suspicious vehicle and signalled for it to stop. Following a pursuit, and assistance from the police helicopter, the patrols began to search a woodland area in Strood.

"A police dog unit and local officers then located two men who were arrested in connection with the incident.

"The men, who are from the Medway area and in their thirties, are currently in police custody."

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