Ram-raiders destroyed the front of a Co-op and stole ‘four baskets’ of goods near Reading, according to reports.

A witness saw two people run from the shop in Clayhill Road, Burghfield, and flee in a second car at 4.30am, The Chronicle has been told.

Sarah Tomlin, 24, who lives in the same building as the shop, was shaking in terror when she and her flatmate were awoken by the crash.

“It was actually terrifying. Our cars are parked around the back so we weren’t sure if they were safe, we had stuff in our cars, our back door is around the back as well,” said Sarah, who has been cordoned into her flat by police.

“The second we saw them run out our hearts were racing, we were shaking. We just didn’t know what to do. We didn’t want to go down there in case there was more of them.”

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She added police arrived within two minutes of her calling, but the force said their search of the area found no suspects.

“It was so quick. By the time I grabbed my phone to call the police, two people ran out the shop, got into a different car with about four baskets full of stuff that they had stolen, and were literally gone within 10 seconds.”

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The force is conducting forensic examinations at the scene, as well as reviewing CCTV footage.

If anyone has any information or footage from the area you can contact the force by reporting on their website – How to tell us about an existing case or report | Thames Valley Police – or by calling 101, quoting investigation reference number 43220332193.