Thursday, 1 September 2011

Police appeal after Skerton cash machine raid

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a break in at a cash machine located next to a BP petrol station in Skerton last month.

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday 26th August, at around 2.30am at an ATM at the BP filling station on Owen Road.

The offenders caused damage to the doors hinges and were able to force their way inside the room that houses the cash machine. Once they entered the building they were able to disable the alarm and spent a considerable amount of time cutting a hole into the cash box to access the money and stole a large amount of cash.

Detective Sergeant Colin Forsythe said, “I would appeal to anyone who was in the Owen Road/Torrisholme Road area of Lancaster between 9.30pm on the Thursday and when the incident happened 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.”

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