The Co-op in Falconwood has reopened after a late night burglary saw two suspects ram the front of the store with a car.

Police were called at around 4.40am on Saturday, November 16 to the burglary at the Co-op in Falconwood Parade, Welling.

It was reported that a car rammed into the shop's shutters, and then two suspects managed to enter the shop through the front doors.

The Met said a number of items are believed to have been stolen.

The suspects fled the scene of the crime and an investigation is underway, with no arrests yet made.

The Co-op remained closed on Saturday morning whilst extensive repair work was carried out on the shutters and windows, but staff reopened the store yesterday.

In a public Facebook post, a worker at the store, Andrew Lynn, said he understood why some of the community were upset at the shop's closure, but that he had "had to make the shop safe for not only the shop but for the people who work in the shop."

Following a "busy night" for the Co-op, he apologised for the closure, and thanked people for their messages of support.

One person on Facebook said they were happy the Co-op was once again open as "the shop and the staff are a real asset to the community."

Another posted: "I hope the staff will not be out of pocket due to the store being closed. Co-op Falconwood are the nicest retail team, all so friendly and helpful, and it would be so unfair if they are the ones out of pocket, especially in the lead up to Christmas."