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Attempted theft of cash machine at Market Drayton's Morrisons store

By James Pugh | Market Drayton | Crime | Published:

Would-be thieves attempted to break-in to the cash machine at the Morrisons supermarket in Market Drayton in the early hours of this morning.

Morrisons in Market Drayton this morning

Police say it happened between 5.15am and 5.30am, and a Silver Audi was seen leaving the scene on Maer Lane at speed.

They also confirmed the attempted break-in caused the store's alarms to activate.

Sam Cook, spokesman for West Mercia Police, said: "Four people forced entry to the shop and a room containing an ATM.

"The security alarm sounded and the offenders left the scene empty-handed although they did cause damage to the ATM while trying to access it."

Detective Constable Matthew Hodgson said: “Having reviewed CCTV footage we have identified the offenders used an Audi S3.

“They possibly came from the Stoke direction and we know they overtook a white Ford Transit on the A529 Adderley Road. We are keen to speak to the driver of the van.

“Following the burglary they possibly headed in the direction of the Gingerbread Man Pub roundabout.”

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A Morrisons spokeswoman said: "There was an attempted robbery of our ATM machine in the early hours this morning when our store was closed. Nothing was stolen and nobody was hurt. We are now assisting the police with their enquiries."

If anyone witnessed the incident or has any other information that could help police with their enquiries they should call 101 and quote incident 52s of September 22.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

James Pugh

By James Pugh
@JamesP_Star

Chief reporter at the Shropshire Star covering north Shropshire based at the head office in Ketley.

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