PANDORA has closed its store in Andover.

The jewellers, based in the Chantry Centre, had its last day of operating yesterday. 

The news came as a surprise to Andover residents who said they were shocked to see the popular chain close. 

Posting to social media, one man commented: "Just seen  that Pandora is closing, it always seemed very busy."

Pandora's head office has been contacted for comment. 

Pandora opened its Andover-based branch in December 2014. 

It was subjected to a burglarly on Christmas Day 2015.

Two thieves wearing motorcycle helmets smashed into the store and stole £5,000 worth of jewellery.