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Detectives investigating attempted ATM theft in Stratford this morning

At approximately 4am today (Tuesday 4 July), Warwickshire Police attended the scene of an attempted ATM theft in Stratford.

Patrolling officers located six offenders on Wordsworth Avenue, attempting to remove the ATM from the front of the Co-Op, using a Daihatsu Fourtrak 4x4. The arrival of police disturbed the offenders, who then made off in a number of vehicles, believed to include a dark-coloured Landrover, a black Audi A3, a silver Volkswagen Golf and a red saloon. The 4x4 used to remove the ATM was left at the scene.

The offenders made off towards Stratford town centre, on Shipston Road, damaging a police vehicle with a hammer as they left the scene. They are described as wearing hooded tracksuits.

Detective Chief Inspector, Jon Marsden, said: "A thorough investigation is underway and officers are conducting extensive enquiries in order to locate the offenders.

"We would like to hear from anyone who has information about this incident. I would also ask people who live, or were driving through the area overnight, to get in touch if they saw any of the mentioned vehicles, either being driven, or perhaps parked up somewhere.

"House-to-house enquiries are being conducted and there will be additional patrols in the area."

If anyone has any information that could help police with their enquiries they should call 101 and quote incident number 19 of 4 July. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Issued: Tuesday 4 July at 11:30am, by Vicky Smith in Corporate Communications

Published 04/07/17