Burwell Co-op closed after attempted ram raid

The Ness Road Co-op petrol station that was ram raided in the early hours of the morning
The Ness Road Co-op petrol station that was ram raided in the early hours of the morning

A Burwell petrol station has been closed after an attempted ram raid overnight.

Police were called to the Ness Road Co-op at about 3.53am to reports of an attempted robbery.

After the attempted thieves couldn't move the cash machine, they used a 4x4 to ram the wall behind it to try dislodge it

After the attempted thieves couldn't move the cash machine, they used a 4x4 to ram the wall behind it to try dislodge it

The attempted thieves tried to remove a cash machine from the store, but were unsuccessful and fled the scene.

The petrol station, which is expected to re-open tomorrow, has had the front windows smashed in by the offenders and damage to the wall as the gang tried to dislodge the machine.

A member of staff at the store said: "At first they tried to get the ATM through the door. They smashed the glass and put a strap over the machine and then pulled it. But it didn't move. Then they tried to get at it through the wall."

Earlier in the day police towed away a stolen 4x4 used in the attempted robbery.

Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 1010 quoting incident 44 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.