THIEVES stole two cash tills after breaking into a Basingstoke supermarket.

An investigation has been launched after thieves gained access to the Tesco Express store in the Lychpit Local Centre, off Great Binfields Road.

The incident took place at 4.54am this morning (August 9) when police received reports of loud bangs coming from the shopping precinct.

Police reported that a person in dark coloured clothing gained access through the front door of the store before leaving with two cash tills and speeding off in the direction of Swing Swang Lane.

The amount of money stolen is unknown at this time.

If anyone has any information about the incident they are asked to contact the police on 101 quoting 44170306282.