THIEVES who stole money from a cash machine at a post office in Crosby in the early hours of Sunday, September 27 may have gained access to it by letting off an explosion at the front of the premises.
The raid at the post office on College Road took place at around 2.20am with police and fire crews attending the scene after reports of money being stolen from an ATM.
Police believe the thieves gained access to the cash machine through a small explosion at the front of the premises, although they are still establishing the circumstances.
They have been carrying out forensic and other enquiries.
A cash box was found near to the premises.
Detectives Inspector Catherine Walsh said: “Thankfully it appears that no injuries were caused in this incident. “However, this is an extremely dangerous way to target any premises, which clearly puts members of the public at risk.
“The damage and inconvenience to the business is also significant.
“We have shown before in successful operations that we will use all available means to identify and bring to justice those identified.
“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in and around College Road at around 2am, and if you live locally and have home CCTV or dashcam, please check and let us know.
“We will take positive action and remove these dangers from the streets.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC (reference 20000584914).
You can also pass information via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.