ATM stolen in truck ram raid

Wey­bridge Gang with bal­a­clavas strike at Mercedes-Benz World

Surrey Herald/News - - NEWS - By Natasha Sal­mon

A cash ma­chine was stolen from Mercedes-Benz World in Wey­bridge on Mon­day night when a group of men smashed through the front en­trance with a pick-up truck. The in­ci­dent took place at 11.30pm, with se­cu­rity guards be­ing threat­ened by the gang wear­ing bal­a­clavas. A ve­hi­cle was pur­sued from the Brook­lands site by po­lice fol­low­ing the raid. Five men were ar­rested in Wok­ing­ham at around 12.15am. Another group of peo­ple in a sec­ond ve­hi­cle were also be­lieved to have been in­volved. De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Nancy Greenslade-Jones said: “I would ap­peal to any­body who saw any­thing sus­pi­cious in or around the lo­cal­ity of the of­fence in the days lead­ing up to the in­ci­dent, or at the time it hap­pened, to get in touch ur­gently. “We be­lieve another ve­hi­cle and a fur­ther group of peo­ple were in­volved in this bur­glary, which is why it is so im­por­tant for any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion to get in touch and help us with our in­ves­ti­ga­tion. “We are aware of sev­eral other in­ci­dents of a sim­i­lar na­ture hav­ing taken place around the county in re­cent weeks and are not rul­ing out that they are linked.” The Spar store in El­stead was tar­geted for its cash ma­chine on Satur­day, while a 4x4 ve­hi­cle was used to smash through the en­trance of The Atrium shop­ping cen­tre in Cam­ber­ley in a cash ma­chine raid on Satur­day De­cem­ber 6. A spokesman for Mercedes-Benz World said: “Col­leagues work­ing as part of the on-site se­cu­rity team were present at the time of the in­ci­dent – the main build­ing at Mercedes-Benz World was oth­er­wise un­oc­cu­pied. Col­leagues con­tinue to as­sist the po­lice in any way they can as the crime is in­ves­ti­gated. “What is most im­por­tant to us is the safety of our col­leagues and vis­i­tors to Mercedes-Benz World and we thank the se­cu­rity team and support staff for their ac­tions both dur­ing and after the in­ci­dent.” Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion on the raid is asked to call Sur­rey Po­lice on 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence 45140105893.

Keefai Yeong, cen­tre, with Foun­da­tion Year 2 doc­tors Carly Chu, left, and Claire

Matthews at the DAPS Global Awards in Not­ting­ham.

The scene

at MercedesBenz World after the raid on Mon­day evening.

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