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Appeal for witnesses following attempted ATM theft in Gerrards Cross

Alert message sent 01/02/2019 15:18:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the attempted theft of an ATM in Gerrards Cross.

At around 4.40am on Wednesday (30/1), three offenders placed a device on the ATM at Barclays Bank, Station Approach, Gerrards Cross. They then detonated the device which caused an explosion.

The offenders then ran off in the direction of the overflow car park of the train station.

Significant damage was caused to the building but nothing was stolen and no one was hurt during the incident.

The offenders are described as three people wearing dark clothing.

Detective Constable Gareth Wright, based at Amersham police station, said: “This was a highly unusual incident and I am appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the time of the incident on Wednesday morning. Please review any CCTV or dash cam footage that you may have and get in touch if you feel you have captured something that could be useful.

“Any information can be sent to us using our online form or by calling 101. You will need to quote reference number 43190031182. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111.

“I understand that there has been concern in the local community regarding the large police presence during the initial stages of this investigation. I would like to reassure local residents that the officers and departments present were there as a precaution due to an explosive device being used. I can confirm that the area is safe and you may see officers patrolling for reassurance.

“Please speak to one of our officers with any concerns you have, or you can contact your local neighbourhood team at ”

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Mel Reedman (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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