Sussex Police are apealing for witnesses following an attempted break-in at the Co-Op, High Street Shoreham.
A spokesman confirmed officers were called at 1.30am this morning.
They added: “A 4x4 had been used to ram-raid the store, causing significant damage, however attempts to gain entry were unsuccessful.
“A number of police units were deployed, and two vehicles suspected of being involved in the incident – a Daihatsu 4x4 and a Mercedes Sprinter – were located and boxed in on the M25 close to Leatherhead, Surrey.
“Two people were subsequently arrested and remain in police custody at this stage.
“They are a 17-year-old boy from Woking in Surrey, arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis, driving with no licence and driving with no insurance, and a 26-year-old man from Epsom in Surrey, arrested on suspicion of failing to stop when requesting to do so by a police officer and attempted burglary.”
Police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened – in particular anyone with CCTV or video footage – to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Vote.