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Appeal for witnesses to attempted theft – Beaconsfield

News   •   Feb 05, 2019 17:25 GMT

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an attempted theft in Beaconsfield.

At around 4.30am on Saturday (2/2), three offenders damaged a cash machine at the Nationwide Building Society, The Broadway.

It is believed that the offenders attempted to use an explosive to access the machine, but their attempt failed.

Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers from the Royal Logistics Corps based at RAF Northolt attended the scene, alongside colleagues from the Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, and following a thorough search, it was confirmed that no explosives remained.

The first offender was dressed all in black with a hooded top with the hood up and brown shoes.

The second offender was wearing a dark blue hooded top with the hood up, dark trousers and white shoes.

The third offender was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up, blue trousers or jeans and white shoes.

No further descriptions are available at this time.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Dan McKenzie, of the Investigation Hub based at Amersham, said: “The three offenders are seen on CCTV to arrive at 4.22am and leave at 4.31am.

“They made a significant attempt on the cash machine, causing considerable damage.

“This incident caused a lot of disruption to the town centre on Saturday, and I am appealing to anybody with information to contact us.

“We believe this offence is linked to a recent similar incident in Gerrards Cross, and so I am urging anybody who has any information to please report it to us.

“Likewise, if anybody was in the area of The Broadway at around 4.30am and witnessed any unusual activity, or who has dash-cam footage, please get in touch.

“I would like to re-assure the public that the swift actions of emergency services meant that there was no wider threat, and the closure was the town centre was in place to allow us to ensure that the area was safe.

“I would like to thank the people of Beaconsfield for their patience on Saturday while this incident was dealt with.”

If you any information, please call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43190034620.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or make a report online.

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