THOUSAND of pounds were stolen in a raid on a Co-op store in the early hours of this morning, Friday.

Police were called at 4.45am after reports that a group of men had forced entry to the Co-op Food store in Long Street, Tetbury and stolen several thousand pounds from inside.

It is believed several men, who were all wearing black clothing, arrived and left in a dark coloured car.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious vehicles or activity in the area at the time.

They would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened but has not yet spoken to police or who has any relevant dashcam or CCTV footage.

Anyone with information is asked to complete a crime information form on the Gloucestershire police website quoting incident 40 of January 26.