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Attempted break-in at Rose in Bloom pub and burglary at Rock Lodge in Whitstable during lockdown

Raiders have tried taking advantage of quiet surroundings during the nationwide lockdown by attempting to break-in to two Whitstable businesses.

Three youths aimed to force their way into the Rose in Bloom pub, while over in the town centre, police have launched an investigation into a burglary at The Rock Lodge restaurant.

CCTV image from the attempted break-in
CCTV image from the attempted break-in
One of the individuals captured on CCTV
One of the individuals captured on CCTV

CCTV images show three people loitering outside the Rose in Bloom, in Joy Lane, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Pub owners posted on Facebook to share camera stills of the trio.

The attempted break-in, in which they failed to gain entry, was at about 4am.

Police say they are not investigating the incident.

But the force have launched a probe into a burglary at The Rock Lodge, in Oxford Street, on Thursday.

The Rock Lodge was targeted on Thursday
The Rock Lodge was targeted on Thursday

A police spokesman confirmed officers are investigating the break-in, which is thought to have happened at about 4.30am.

Both of the premises targeted are shut for the foreseeable future due to coronavirus.

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