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Police appeal for witnesses following an attempted theft of an ATM cash machine in St Leonards

07 Nov, 2017 10:26 News Witness Appeals

Police are appealing for witnesses after a white BMW X5 series drove into the front facade of the Co-operative in Battle Road, St Leonards, just before 11pm on Monday (6 November).

At least three individuals, suspected to be men, wearing balaclavas and dark clothing got out of the car, believed to have been stolen from Hertfordshire, and walked into the shop with baseball bats and a metal pole.

Damage was caused to the shop and the suspects attempted, but failed, to remove the free standing ATM machine within.

The three left the shop in a different white car, believed to be a sports model.

Staff were present but were not hurt.

If you witnessed the incident or recognise the cars in question please report online or call 101 quoting reference 1445 of 06/11. Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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