Thieves target two supermarkets in Halesowen
Police are investigating two break-ins at supermarkets in Halesowen.
Offenders tried to break into the Co-op, in Hagley Road, shortly after 4am on Thursday morning.
The culprits failed to gain access and fled the scene empty-handed.
Shortly afterwards, alcohol was stolen from the Co-op, in Bassnage Road.
West Midlands Police are linking the two break-ins – and are urging witnesses to come forward.
A spokesman for the force said: "Police were called to an attempted burglary at Co-op, Hagley Road, in Halesowen, just after 4am on Thursday. Offenders failed to gain access to the shop and fled empty-handed.
"There was a break-in at a Co-op in Bassnage Road, in Halesowen, not long afterwards and alcohol was taken.
"These are believed to be linked and anyone with information is asked to contact police."
Witnesses can call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting incident reference number 20DY/19585Z/20.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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