Reward for information on cash machine theft

Booths at Carnforth.
Booths at Carnforth.

A reward of up to £25,000 is being offered for information leading to conviction following the theft of a cash machine from a supermarket.

This follows a burglary at Booths in Carnforth (pictured right) when a cash machine was stolen overnight between January 19 and 20.

TheUK’s cash machine network, LINK, is working with Crimestoppers, different police agencies and departments to support the police in their fight against crime, and to help inform the public about how they can protect themselves.

At 6.20am on Monday, January 20, staff at Booths supermarket on Scotland Road contacted police to report that they had been broken into and the internal ATM had been stolen.

An investigation has commenced and police are appealing for witnesses who can provide any information about the offence.

It is believed that two people are responsible for carrying out the burglary and they are known to have been in the Carnforth area from around 1am to 4.30am on the morning of the offence.

Detective Sergeant Mark Stephens Lancaster and Morecambe CID said: “It is possible that the offenders have been in the area prior to 1am and I would ask members of the public if they have seen any suspicious activity overnight January 19 to 20 in Carnforth to contact police.

“The offenders were wearing hoodies with their faces covered, possibly with scarves.

“It is believed that they left the scene in a light coloured Volvo estate.”

Call poli ce on 101.