Three men were arrested following a police chase after the Co-op in Caton was burgled for the third time in a month.
A fourth is still being hunted by officers after the alarm at the Hornby Road store was activated at 1.20am on Tuesday.
Police raced to the scene and saw a red Seat Leon car speeding off.
Its details were circulated and it was spotted exiting the M6 at junction 31 where it joined the A59 and headed into Blackburn.
It sped off towards a housing estate where it was found abandoned.