Shocked shoppers were greeted by the sight of a stolen 4x4 inside a supermarket this morning.
Between 2am and 3am today two offenders used a stolen vehicle to force their way into the Morrisons shop in George Street.
They targeted cigarette stocks but police were on the scene quickly and they fled on foot.
It is believed they left empty-handed.
The incident is being linked to two vehicle thefts. Between midnight and 7am yesterday (Thurs 15th November) a blue Mitsubishi Shogun was stolen from Farmhill Crescent, Stroud. At approximately 2am on October 22nd a black Subaru Forester was stolen from outside a house in France Lynch, Stroud after the property was broken into and the keys taken.
If you have any information to help police trace the offenders responsible or have seen either vehicles please call Gloucestershire Constabulary as soon as possible on 101, quoting incident number 22 of November 16th.
You can also remain anonymous and contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111