Cashpoint robbery on Morecambe street

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A woman was robbed at a cash machine whilst trying to draw money out.

In what police described a ‘frightening attack’, a 33-year-old local woman was knocked to the ground after being accosted at a cash machine on Lancashire Street in Morecambe.

Police said that as she made her way to the cash machine, she walked past a man stood on the corner.

When she reached the cashpoint a separate man stood behind her.

She entered her PIN into the machine at which point she was pulled from behind by her shoulders by two men.

The men tried to withdraw cash from her account whilst the victim tried to stand up.

Each time the men knocked her back down to the ground.

The men then stole £100 from the machine and jumped into a small black or dark coloured hatchback and escaped.

It is believed there was a woman inside the vehicle.

DC Sarah Jackson from Lancaster CID said: “This was a frightening attack on a woman who was simply trying to access her own money at a cash machine.

“The offenders in this case are thought to be the man who was stood on the corner as well as the man who was behind the victim when she was at the cashpoint. We are keen to trace them and the woman in the getaway car.

“I would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or indeed anyone with information about it at all.”

The robbery happened at 12.10am on Wednesday September 30.

Anyone with information can call Lancaster CID on 01524 596559 or ring 101 quoting incident reference 0007 of September 30.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.