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Appeal for witnesses to weekend ram raid

PUBLISHED: 13:20 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:20 15 October 2018

The sie of the ram raid  which occurred on Sunday, October 14 Picture: CLLR PAUL MORETON

The sie of the ram raid which occurred on Sunday, October 14 Picture: CLLR PAUL MORETON

PAUL MORETON

Suffolk police are calling for witnesses after a ram raid at a shop in Long Melford village.

The scene of the ram raid at McColl's in Long Melford   Picture: PAUL GEATERThe scene of the ram raid at McColl's in Long Melford Picture: PAUL GEATER

Officers were called just before 3am yesterday morning, Sunday 14 October, to reports that a digger was trying to remove a cash machine from the wall of a McColl’s shop in Hall Street.

• Read our weekend report on Sunday’s ram raid with video and extensive coverage of the attack.

Upon arrival at the scene, police found a Claas telehandler abandoned in the road outside the store.

The shop had suffered extensive damage and as a result is was considered unsafe to enter.

Police have stated that it will require a full building survey.

Initial reports from witnesses stated that five males, wearing dark clothing with their faces covered, used the telehandler to remove the cash machine from the wall and then placed it onto the back of a black Nissan Navara.

The Claas telehandler was stolen earlier the same morning from a farm in Pentlow, Essex.

This vehicle then made off in the direction of Sudbury, closely followed by what is believed to have been a blue Audi saloon.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 quoting reference 59252/18.

Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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