POLICE have arrested nine suspects after a raid at an Apple store in Hampshire.

It comes after three men reportedly attacked a security guard at the Apple store in Basingstoke before making off with a number of iPhones.

It's thought that more than £8,000 worth of goods were stolen.

The raid sparked a police hunt involving a helicopter and officers on the ground.

Police say nine people have now been arrested.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We received a call shortly after midday today (13 November) with reports that 7 iPhones were stolen from the Apple Store in Festival Place.

"Officers deployed to the area and have arrested a total of 9 people as part of this investigation. They are all in police custody at this time.

"We have also recovered all 7 of the missing phones.

"If you witnessed this incident or have any information to assist our ongoing investigation, please call us on 101, quoting 44190407873."