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Investigation underway after cash machine theft

Detectives have launched an investigation after a cash machine theft in Preston.

Police were called around 11.40pm yesterday (Wednesday, January 16) following reports of an incident in Garstang Road.

It was reported three men had damaged an ATM machine at the Post Office.

A quantity of cash was taken during the incident before the offenders made off from the scene in a black Mercedes car. The vehicle has since been recovered in the Wigan area.

Detectives are appealing for information following the incident and are keen to speak to anyone who can help with their enquiries.

Det Insp Nick Hills, of Lancashire Police, said: “An investigation is underway following a cash theft in Preston.

“Three men have caused significant damage to a cash machine before stealing a quantity of money and making off from the scene.

“We are appealing for information and are keen to speak to anyone who can help with our enquiries.

“Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the offence? Did you see a black Mercedes car being driven towards the scene or making off from the area at high speed?

“Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could prove crucial to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log number 1592 of January 16.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555 111.

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