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  • Ramraiders tried to steal cash machine from hospital but damaged car in raid

    Henry James

    RAMRAIDERS who tried to steal a cash machine from Aintree Hospital by smashing down a door were forced to leave empty handed because the car they used was badly damaged.

    A masked gang carried out the raid at around 3.15am on Sunday, August 18, after driving a Renault Scenic car into a rear door at the hospital, before driving off.

    But police say they were forced to abandon the cash machine because their vehicle suffered extensive damage in the raid.

    It is believed the gang of four men who were wearing face coverings fled the scene in a black BMW Sport.

    The driver of the BMW, was holding what could have been a handgun.

    A blue Ford Fiesta was also abandoned in the grounds of the hospital.

    Forensic and CCTV enquiries are ongoing and we are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

    Chief Inspector Kevin Chatterton said: “This was a failed attempt to ram the premises and steal the ATM machine, which is a reckless thing to do.

    “Thankfully, this attempt was unsuccessful and caused no injuries.

    “We take attempts like this seriously and we are determined to find those responsible and put them before the courts.

    “The potential for serious injury and damage is clear, so help us remove these people from the streets.

    “If you saw a black BMW making off at speed in the area in the early hours, or if you have dashcam which may have captured something, let us know.

    “A black BMW vehicle may have appeared in your street this morning, which could be vital in our investigation. Let us know and we will take action on all information provided.”

    Anyone with information can contact @MerpolCC, call 101 with reference 0172, or you can call @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.

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