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Hoopers department store in Tunbridge Wells raided by burglars

By KentOnline reporter

Police investigating a burglary at a Tunbridge Wells department store have released CCTV images of three people they want to speak to.

Hoopers in Tunbridge Wells

Hoopers in Tunbridge Wells

Designer clothers and jewellery were stolen from Hoopers in Tunbridge Wells in an overnight raid.

Staff discovered the missing items when they arrived at work on April 1. 

The suspects had entered the Mount Pleasant Road premises by smashing a window at the rear of the store.

It is thought they walked down an escalator before they helped themselves to a number of items.

Officers have now released CCTV images of people who they think may be able to help with their investigation.

The men are all described as white and aged in their 30s or 40s. One of them had short dark hair was of medium build and wore a dark jacket and blue jeans.

Police believe this man can help with their investigation

A second man had a bald or shaved head, was of stocky build and wore a dark top and blue jeans.

One of the CCTV images released by detectives

The third man was described as having grey receding hair and was wearing a grey jumper under a multi-coloured body warmer, He also wore blue jeans and dark trainers with white soles.

One of the men police want to trace

Detective Constable Tony Hatcher said: "The people who committed this crime appeared to know exactly where they were heading and what they were looking for.

"A substantial amount of items have been stolen, including designer suits, men’s cufflinks and watches. I would urge anyone who may recognise the people in these images, or who has been offered designer goods for sale by anyone suspicious to contact us immediately."

Anyone with information should contact 01732 379144, quoting reference YY/06448/14.

Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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