ATM Stolen In Village Shop Ram-Raid

11 January 2018, 10:25 | Updated: 11 January 2018, 10:27


A cash machine containing thousands of pounds has been dragged out of a shop in a village near Wantage by ram-raiders.

At around 11.50pm on Tuesday (9/1) offenders forced entry to the Co-op store in Saville Way. They attached an ATM cash machine inside the shop to a 4x4 vehicle and used it to remove the ATM, which was subsequently stolen.

The offenders left the scene in the grey or silver 4x4 vehicle and travelled in the direction of Wantage.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Charles Boshell, from the Investigation Hub based at Abingdon police station, said: “Detectives are investigating this burglary and are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify and locate the offenders.

“I would like to speak to anyone who saw this offence taking place, or saw anything suspicious in the area at around the time of the burglary, who have not already spoken to officers.

“I would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw a grey or silver 4x4 style vehicle plus any other vehicles with which it may have been travelling in convoy, between 11.45pm Tuesday and shortly after midnight today.

“At this stage we are keeping an open mind and are looking in to lines of enquiry about whether this burglary is linked to any other similar offences in the area recently.”

From Thames Valley Police