Thursday, 15 September 2011

Cash reward in hunt for pterol station thieves

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A £10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a cash machine burglary in Lancaster last month.

As we previously reported, the offence happened around 2.30am on Friday 26th August at an ATM machine next to Ryelands service station on Owen Road, Skerton.

The offenders forced their way inside the room that houses the cash machine and disabled the alarm, then spent a considerable amount of time cutting a hole into the cash box and stole a large amount of money.

 "There is a substantial reward on offer for any information that results in the conviction of the people responsible for this offence," notes Detective Sergeant Colin Forsythe, "so I would urge anybody that has any information that could assist us to contact police.

“I would also continue appeal to anyone who was in the Owen Road or Torrisholme Road area of Lancaster between 9.30pm on Thursday 25th August and Friday 26th August to come forward if they witnessed anything suspicious.

"If anyone has any information that would assist this investigation then I would ask them to call Lancaster CID on 01524 63333 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Two men aged 35 and 36 from Bishop Auckland, County Durham have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently on police bail.

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