March 9, 2022 11.48 am

Cash stolen in ram raid at Lincolnshire Co-op store in Horncastle

The area was cordoned off

The Lincolnshire Co-op store in Horncastle was cordoned off on Wednesday morning after a ram raid.

Lincolnshire Police officers received reports of an ATM theft in progress at the Lincolnshire Co-op on the High Street in the early hours of the morning on March 9.

A white flatbed transit van and a grey Volkswagen Golf was reportedly seen at the location. The van was abandoned and police believe three offenders left the scene in the Golf, which was driven off in the direction of West Ashby towards Louth.

Officers found damage to the shop window and cassette boxes containing a sum of cash were stolen from the premises. However, the ATM is still in the shop.

There were no reported injuries and by the time of publication no arrests have been made.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage, and for anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, or suspicious vehicles, to contact them.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident 24 of March 9.

Alternatively, it can be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.