£25,000 reward after cash machine is stolen from Carnforth supermarket

A REWARD of up to £25,000 is being offered for any information leading to the conviction of those involved in the theft of a cash machine from a Carnforth supermarket.

Around 6.20am on Monday 20th January 2014, staff at Booths supermarket on Scotland Road contacted police to report that an internal ATM machine had been stolen from the store overnight.

The offenders broke in through a café window before forcing the stand-alone cash machine from the ground and dragging it from the store back through the window and into the boot of their light coloured Volvo Estate where they drove off.

Police enquires so far have led officers to believe the offenders are from the Merseyside area. They are known to have been in Carnforth between 1am to 4.30am on the morning of the offence.

The UK’s cash machine network LINK has issued a £25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those involved.

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 20th January to contact Lancashire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log number LC-20140120-0143.