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Car smashes through shop front in a “ram raid” on shop

By WBJLock  |  Posted: July 30, 2013

  • Police are seeking these men in relation to the incident.

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A stolen car that smashed through the doors of a Mount Hawke shop in an attempt to steal its ATM has caused over £6,000 worth of damage.

Police are seeking witnesses to the incident which took place between midnight and 12.15am on Saturday July 20 at Mount Hawke's NISA shop.

A Vauxhall Cavalier, stolen the previous evening from West End Car Park in Redruth, was used to cause extensive damage to the entry of the shop.

Men then entered the shop and attempted to steal its ATM but were unable to do so because it is bolted to the floor.

Manager of the shop Ron Letcher said: “It’s an attempted ram-raid. They smashed down the doors using their car and tried to make off with the ATM.

“The cost of the damage is between £6-7,000.

"I got the call early in the morning. I spent most of the night at the shop while we waited for the damage to be repaired.

"The shop opened as normal in the morning after the incident."

The vehicle was later recovered on the A30 near Zelah.

Officers at Truro CID are keen to establish the identity of the two males shown to eliminate them from their enquires.

Anyone with any information with regard to either the stolen vehicle or damage incident is requested to call, 101 or 0800 555111 (crime stoppers) quoting ref’ no’ GR/13/382.

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