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Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted ATM theft in Woolton in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 4 September.
At around 3am we received a report that the ATM machine in Sainsbury’s, Woolton Village was being tampered with.
Officers attended found that the ATM had not been removed but there was significant damage to the shop caused by the attempt to steal the ATM.
Two vehicles were also found set alight at the scene.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended and extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported.
CCTV enquiries so far show that three offenders with their faces covered made off from the scene in a vehicle onto King’s Drive.
Forensic and witness enquiries are ongoing to find those responsible and police are urging anyone with any information to come forward.
Detective Inspector Michelle Wilson said: “Although this was a failed attempt to steal the ATM, 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 and bring them to justice. If you were in the Woolton Village area and heard any disturbance in the early hours, or may have captured anything on your own CCTV, dashcam or other devices, please let us know.
“We will act on all information so come forward, either directly or anonymously through Crimestoppers and we’ll do the rest.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact us via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, with reference 21000615064. 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.