Carnforth cash machine burglars linked to Merseyside

Booths, Carnforth.
Booths, Carnforth.

Burglars who stole a cash machine from a supermarket in Carnforth broke in through a cafe window, police have revealed.

More details were released today about the theft at Booths on Scotland Road as officers reminded people of the £25,000 reward for information which was offered by LINK - the UK’s ATM network - and Crimestoppers last week.

It is now believed the store’s internal cash machine was forced from the ground and dragged back through the window and into the boot of a light-coloured Volvo Estate by two men before they fled in the early hours of Monday, January 20.

Police, who believe the men are from the Merseyside area, said the removal of the device would have taken around four hours.

Staff realised the cash machine had been stolen when they arrived for work at around 6.20am.

Detective Constable Trevor Walker, from Lancaster and Morecambe CID, said: “There is a significant reward on offer to anybody that provides information that leads to the conviction of the individuals responsible for this burglary.

“The offenders were wearing hoodies with their faces covered with scarves but we strongly believe the offenders have connections to and possibly reside in Merseyside.

“The burglary would have taken around four hours to commit so I would be keen to hear from anyone that saw anything suspicious in the area in the early hours of Monday, January 20, to contact Lancashire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log number LC-20140120-0143.”

The men are known to have been in Carnforth between 1am and 4.30am on the morning of the offence, police said.