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 Appeal after attempted break-in at Peterlee supermarket


POLICE are appealing for information to help trace the burglars who carried out a failed ram raid at a supermarket.
Shortly before 5am this morning (Sunday, March 31), an attempt was made to break into the Sainsbury’s store in Grampian Drive, Peterlee.
A silver Ford Focus was repeatedly reversed into the store’s shutters, but the burglars failed to gain entry and fled empty-handed. The vehicle then sped off along Grampian Drive towards Pennine Drive.
The shop’s shutters suffered extensive damage during the incident.
Officers are studying CCTV footage from the area as part of the investigation, but are also appealing for witnesses who saw anything suspicious before or after the attempted burglary to come forward.
Detective sergeant David Airey, of Peterlee CID, said: “We would appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area before the incident, or who saw a silver Ford Focus being driven away afterwards, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting incident reference DHM-31032019-0060.