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Explosive device detonated on ATM in Gerrards Cross

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Thieves left empty handed after detonating an explosive device on an ATM in Gerrards Cross.

On Wednesday 30th January 2019, a around 4.40am, three offenders wearing dark clothing placed an explosive device on the ATM at Barclays Bank, Station Approach, Gerrards Cross. The device was then detonated causing an explosion.

The explosion caused significant damage to the building however nothing was stolen and no one was hurt during the incident. The three raiders then ran off in the direction of the overflow car park of the train station.

Police are treating the incident as attempted theft.

Detective Constable Gareth Wright, based at Amersham police station, said: ‘This was a highly unusual incident and I am appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the time of the incident on Wednesday morning. Please review any CCTV or dash cam footage that you may have and get in touch if you feel you have captured something that could be useful.

Any information can be sent to us using our online form or by calling 101. You will need to quote reference number 43190031182. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111.

I understand that there has been concern in the local community regarding the large police presence during the initial stages of this investigation. I would like to reassure local residents that the officers and departments present were there as a precaution due to an explosive device being used. I can confirm that the area is safe and you may see officers patrolling for reassurance.

Please speak to one of our officers with any concerns you have, or you can contact your local neighbourhood team at [email protected].

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