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Masked men take cash from ATM machine during robbery at the Co-Operative store in Chalfont St Giles

| April 21, 2016

At approximately 11.30pm on the night of Wednesday 20th April 2016 a burglary took place at the Co-Operative store in High Street, Chalfont St Giles.

A 4×4 vehicle was reversed into the shop’s frontage causing extensive damage to the property and ATM machine.

Four to six masked offenders then entered the shop, which was closed at the time and removed case cassettes from within the cash machine. The machine itself was left behind.

A vehicle, believed to a have been involved in the crime was recovered a short time later from nearby Chesham Road and will now be forensically examined by Police.

The offenders are believed to have made their getaway in another vehicle, possibly a black coloured Audi.

Det Con Antony Mee, investigating officer, said: ‘I am appealing for any witnesses who may have seen or heard what happened to contact us as a matter of urgency. They may hold vital information which could assist with our ongoing investigation.

Thankfully, nobody was injured during last night’s pre-planned crime although extensive damage has been caused and cash stolen.

He added: ‘This incident is being linked to two other similar offences which have occurred over the past few weeks.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact DC Mee via the 24 hour non-emergency telephone number 101.

Alternatively if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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