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Appeal for witness to ram raid at Westbourne Co-op store

06 Dec, 2017 15:18 News Witness Appeals

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 4 x 4 vehicle was reversed into the security shutters at the front of the Co-op store in The Square, Westbourne, Emsworth, in the early hours of Tuesday (5 december).

An attempt was made by the occupants to steal the shop's ATM cash machine during the burglary at 1.53am. This failed and the intruders, who were wearing balaclavas made off. Nothing was stolen.

Officers also believe a hatchback or saloon car may have been used to transport some of the suspects. They made off along North Street in the direction of Rowlands Castle.

Detective Constable Gavin Percival said: "We are appealing for witnesses to this burglary which caused extensive damage to the front of the store. We believe there may have been between four and eight men involved. Fortunately the suspects were unable to steal anything."

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 68 of 05/12.

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