Five arrested after attempted burglaries in Weston and Burnham

Five people have been arrested after attempted burglaries at a Post Office in Locking and a supermar

Five people have been arrested after attempted burglaries at a Post Office in Locking and a supermarket in Burnham. - Credit: Archant

Five people have been arrested following attempted burglaries at shops in Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea.

Just before 1am on Sunday, police were alerted to an alarm sounding at the Post Office in Manor Court, Locking.

A witness had seen a small black car and a light-coloured van drive away.

Officers confirmed an attempt had been made to break into the shop.

At 1.22am, witnesses reported a small black car being driven into the front of a shop in Berrow Road in Burnham.

Nothing was stolen, but a light-coloured van was also reported to be at the scene.

The National Police Air Service helicopter supported officers and after a police chase, a silver Ford minibus was stopped in St James Street, in Weston, at about 2.20am and three people were arrested.

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A black Citroen C3 was found abandoned in Brean and two more arrests were made nearby.

Two men aged 31 and 27, two 16-year-old boys and a boy aged 17 were all arrested in connection with the attempted burglaries.

Officers are carrying out house-to-house and CCTV enquiries today.

Anyone who saw the incident or has dashcam or CCTV footage which could help the investigation, is asked to call 101 and quote reference 5220201968.