Detectives appeal for information following attempted ATM theft in Kirkby
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Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted ATM theft in Kirkby in the early hours of this morning, Monday 5 April.
At around 3am, we attended Go Local supermarket at the Moorfield Centre to reports of an ATM going offline. The store was found to be insecure and an unsuccessful attempt made to remove the ATM machine through the rear of the location. A suspected stolen white van was found at the scene. Enquiries are ongoing including searches of the area, forensics and CCTV.
Detective Inspector Sue Hinds said: “Although this was a failed attempt, such incidents can cause a massive risk to people living nearby, as well as inconvenience, stress and cost to businesses.
“We’re determined to track down those responsible so if you live nearby and heard any disturbance in the early hours, or may have captured anything on your own CCTV, dashcam or other devices, come forward. We believe those involved were interrupted, so if you saw anyone running off or past your home, let us know. A small detail could provide a big clue.
“Local businesses have had enough to deal with in recent months without being targeted by would-be thieves, so tell us what you know and we’ll remove these offenders from the community.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact us via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 21000215523. You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.