Thieves steal cash ma­chine

Rossendale Free Press - - Front Page -

THIEVES tried to make off with a haul of cash after cut­ting through shut­ters to steal a cash ma­chine.

Po­lice said four of­fend­ers forced en­try into the Hasling­den Co-Op store on John Street at around 2.35am on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 28.

They then dragged the ATM out­side with some chains at­tached to an or­ange Tran­sit van caus­ing ‘sig­nif­i­cant dam­age’ to the store en­trance.

Of­fi­cers said they even­tu­ally left the van with the cash ma­chine hang­ing out of it and made off.

DS Amanda Bleazard, from East CID, has ap­pealed for in­for­ma­tion.

She said: “Thank­fully the group didn’t man­age to get away with any money, how­ever, they did cause a lot of dam­age.”

A Co-Op spokesper­son said: “There was an un­suc­cess­ful at­tack on the ATM in the early hours of Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

“The store has since re­opened to serve the com­mu­nity. We would ap­peal for any­body with any in­for­ma­tion or who may have seen any­thing to come for­ward and con­tact the po­lice.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should email [email protected] lan­cashire.pnn.po­lice.uk or call 01254 353870 or 101 quot­ing log num­ber 0098 of Novem­ber 28.

●● Dam­age caused to Hasling­den Co-Op after thieves cut shut­ters try­ing to steal the cash ma­chine

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