Hastings teenager arrested after Asda break-in on Christmas Day

A teenager has been arrested after Asda was broken into on Christmas Day and the contents of its tills were stolen, police have confirmed.

Sunday, 30th December 2018, 12:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 11:17 am
A window was smashed at the Asda superstore in St Leonards

Yesterday, the Hastings Observer reported that several tills were stolen after a group of people broke into the superstore in Battle Road, Hastings, earlier this week.

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This morning, Sussex Police issued the following statement: "A teenager has been arrested in connection to a break-in at Asda in the early hours of Christmas Day. "A 16-year-old from Hastings has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been released under investigation."Police received a call shortly before 7am to report a window had been smashed. Officers found tills and a cupboard had been forced open and cash and items taken. Police continue to investigate."

An ASDA spokesman said: "We are assisting the police with their enquiries."

The store has been trading as normal all week, they added.