October 3, 2016
Police hunt ram raiders after burglary at Burnham-On-Sea's Superdrug

Police are hunting for three ram-raiders who stole a large quantity of stock during a burglary at a town centre store in Burnham-On-Sea on Monday (October 3rd).

Police have appealed for witnesses after the early morning raid in which a car slammed into the front doors of Superdrug in Burnham's High Street to gain access.

"At around 2am, a black or dark coloured Mazda was reversed into the front doors of Superdrug, " police spokesman Craig Evry told

"Three men entered the store and stole a large quantity of fragrances."

"An investigation is under way and we’re progressing a number of actions including reviewing CCTV footage and carrying out forensic enquiries at the scene."

"We’re appealing for anyone who saw this incident to come forward, as well as anyone who knows of a black or dark coloured Mazda which has suffered damage to its rear."

Anyone who can help should contact the police's Somerset Investigations team on 101 and give the call-handler the reference number 5216219693.

The store was closed on Monday while the doors were replaced and the front of the shop was secured, as pictured here.

It's not first time the store has been targeted by ram raiders. In October 2008 ram raiders attacked Burnham-On-Sea's Superdrug store, stealing stock inside.

Then in December 2008 both Burnham-On-Sea's Boots and Superdrug were raided and two men were later arrested and jailed.

Just last month, there was also a ram raid at Burnham's Laptop Shop, was also struck by ram raiders who took iPads and laptops that were later recovered,

Pictured: The front doors of Burnham-On-Sea's Superdrug store being replaced on Monday



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