Detectives are appealing for information following a ram raid in St Helens in the early hours of this morning, Friday 18 March.
At around 4.05am, officers were called to reports that three males were breaking into Morrisons Daily convenience store on Sutton Park Drive and money was stolen from the cash machine.
It was reported that the suspects drove off in a black car towards Sandringham Drive.
Officers attended and a white flat-bed vehicle was found abandoned at the scene. It has been recovered for forensic examination.
Officers remain at the location this morning to conduct continued enquiries.
Detective Inspector Lisa Milligan said: "We are in the early stages of the investigation and keen to speak to any witnesses who saw suspicious activity in and around Sutton Park Drive in the early hours of this morning, or if you were passing and have captured dashcam footage then please get in touch.
“We are determined to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.”
Detective Inspector Milligan added: “It's awful that a local business has been targeted in this way especially as it affects residents who live in the community who rely on their local convenience store.
“The incident has caused damage to the premises which is a huge inconvenience and distress to not only people who work incredibly hard to support its community, but also people who depend on it and shop there. I urge you to come forward if you know anything and we will take action."
Please contact our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 125 of 18 March or call 101. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.