Cash machine attack at Lancaster supermarket

A Lancaster supermarket came under attack in what is becoming an increasingly regular form of crime.

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 11:13 am
Updated Thursday, 24th May 2018, 11:16 am
Booths ramraid

Booths in Scotforth was broken into in the early hours of Thursday, May 24.

It is understood that thieves broke a window to gain access to the cashpoint inside the supermarket in Scotforth Road, and then attempted to pull it out using a vehicle.

Lancashire Police have been contacted for further information, and it is not yet clear whether anything was actually stolen.

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These types of crimes are on the increase both locally and across the UK.

Last month, thieves used a stolen JCB to smash through the wall of the Co-Op in Carnforth in an attempt to steal the cash machine.

In March, thieves who tried to steal a cash machine from the Co-Op in Ingleton were thwarted after crashing the ATM into a parked car while towing it along on a rope.

There have been many reports from across the UK of similar attempts to steal cash machines from supermarkets.

More to follow...