Men arrested after raid at Eastbourne Co-op

Police are investigating a potentially linked series of burglaries at Co-op stores after three men were arrested in connection with a break-in at an Eastbourne store.

Three men were arrested in the early hours of Friday morning (March 8) when a sharp-eyed police dog handler spotted a break-in taking place at the Co-op in Old Town.

The officer was on vehicle patrol when she passed the store in Albert Parade, Green Street, at around 1am and – alerted by an alarm sounding – spotted that a glass panel in a door had been smashed.

She sent her police dog into the building and as other units arrived, three men were discovered inside and arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Two men, aged 21 and 24, from Slough and a 23-year-old man from High Wycombe were in custody at Eastbourne on Friday lunchtime.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 43 of 08/03.

Other burglaries at Co-op stores across the county include Worthing, Crawley, Haywards Heath and Saltdean.