Two arrested after alleged attempted break-in at TK Maxx near Sherborne

POLICE arrested two people who allegedly tried to force their way in to TK Maxx.

The incident happened at the Babylon Hill store, between Yeovil and Sherborne, at around 8.55pm on Tuesday night (April 16).

A Dorset Police spokesperson said two men reportedly used a metal bar on the store shutters to gain entry but were disturbed by shop staff before they made off from the scene on a black motorcycle.

A 44-year-old man and a 45-year-old man from Yeovil were later arrested on suspicion of burglary offences.

Detective Sergeant Claire Lloyd, of Dorset Police, said: “I am keen to hear from any witnesses or anyone with relevant information that might assist our investigation.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was near the store and witnessed any suspicious activity at the time of the incident, as well as any motorists driving in the area of Babylon Hill who may have captured relevant footage on their dashcams.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240056321. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at, or by calling 0800 555 111.

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