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Cash machine caught fire during attempted theft in Flackwell Heath

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An ATM cash machine in Flackwell Heath caught fire when thieves attempted to steal cash on Thursday 31st August 2017.

The incident took place at around 11.20pm in Common Road, Flackwell Heath. A group of up to five offenders were involved in the attempted theft from the standalone cash machine.

During the incident the cash machine was damaged and caught fire. Detectives are looking into whether an explosive material was used to try to access the cash safe.

The offenders, all of whom were wearing dark clothing, were unable to gain access to the money and left empty-handed in a dark-coloured car.

Investigating officer PC Francesca Keen, from the Investigation Hub based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘I would like to appeal to anyone who saw what happened or who has any information which could assist the investigation to come forward and speak to officers.

Fortunately in this incident the cash machine has been specially designed to withstand attempts to gain access however our enquiries are ongoing to identify and locate the offenders responsible.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with information relating to the case to please call 101 quoting reference ‘43170259449’ or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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