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  • Police appeal for information after suspected attempted ATM theft

    Henry James

    POLICE are appealing for information following a suspected attempted ATM theft at a hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning (October 14).

    At around 1.45am, security at the Walton Centre on Lower Lane reported that a red Land Rover had collided with a door at the location, before driving off.

    Damage was caused to the door but nobody was injured and no items stolen. Three or four occupants of the vehicle were seen dressed in black and grey, wearing balaclavas and gloves.

    Forensic, vehicle and CCTV enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

    Detective Inspector Debbie Tipton said: “We initially believe that this was a failed attempt to ram the premises and steal the ATM machine, which is an incredibly risky and reckless thing to do. Thankfully, this attempt was unsuccessful and caused no injuries, but we are nonetheless determined to find those responsible and put them before the courts. The potential for serious injury and damage is clear, so help us remove these people from the streets.

    “If you saw a red Land Rover or any other vehicles making off at speed in the area in the early hours, or if you have dashcam which may have captured something, let us know. A red Land Rover or another unfamiliar vehicle may have appeared in your street this morning, which could be vital in our investigation. Let us know and we will take action on all information provided.”

    Anyone with information can contact @MerpolCC, call 101 with reference 0086, or you can call @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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