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JCB digger used during attempt to steal a cash point in Chalfont St Peter

| November 18, 2018

A JCB digger was used during an attempt to steal a cash point in Chalfont St Peter.

On Sunday 18th November 2018, at 1.20am, officers from Thames Valley Police were called to the Tesco Express petrol station in Gravel Hill following reports that a ram raid had taken place.

A vehicle had been used to smash into an external wall and a yellow JCB was located a short distance away in a service road. An ATM, which had been damaged from being run over and a grey Renault Master van were also recovered.

Police believe that at least three people were involved in the incident, one of whom was a man wearing a hood. A white BMW, which was possibly a One Series, drove away at speed from the scene following the incident.

Detective Sergeant Krista Thompson, of Amersham Investigation Hub, said: ‘We are investigating this burglary and would like to appeal to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area at around the time of the offence to contact police.

People in the community may see an increased presence of officers in the area while enquiries are ongoing. If you have any concerns, or any information, please approach and speak to an officer or call 101.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who may have any information about the incident to please call the 24 hour enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference 43180352691 or report the information using the Thames Valley Police online web form. If you do not want to speak to police, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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