A WHITE utility was used to smash the front doors of the shopping centre at about 2.55, investigators have been told.
The offenders attempted to break open the ATMs inside the shopping centre with the vehicle however the offenders were unsuccessful and drove away, police believe.
The BWS has opened since this morning but the Brumby's remains closed.
The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
WOOLWORTHS and Chemist Warehouse have now opened.
However, Brumby's and BWS remain closed.
The atrium is partially open to people.
The area is still littered with debris from the doors and ATMs.
WOOLWORTHS has not sent any staff home despite being unable to serve customers.
The business hopes to learn soon whether police could allow public access through part of Village Epsom's atrium, manager Jim Harvey said.
He hoped the store could begin trading after noon but said that would be a decision for crime scene investigators to make.
In the meantime, staff would remain.
"There's always work to do in a supermarket," he said.
Police at the scene have told workers from a number of businesses that they can open for trade as long as their front doors do not open into the crime scene.
POLICE have cordoned off the main entrance to Village Epsom Shopping Centre after a break-in overnight.
Officers were called to the Howard Street shopping centre about 3am to find two automatic glass doors smashed and hanging from their hinges.
Two ATMs in the main atrium have been badly damaged.
Uniformed officers are stationed at the scene and detectives are expected to arrive later this morning.
The crime scene is blocking the doors to several shops including the Woolworths, BWS, Chemist Warehouse and Brumby's Bakery.
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