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Two men try to steal cash machine at Knott End Co-Op

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Lancashire police are appealing to anyone who may have information about the attempted theft of a cash machine in the early hours of this morning in Knott End.

At around 2am, two men forced their way into the Co-Op store on Lancaster Road through the roller shutter door at the front of the shop.

They attached chains to the machine and tried to rip it open by then fixing the chains to a dark coloured Land Rover Discovery and attempting to drive off.

No money was taken, however, extensive damage was caused to the front of the store and the ATM machine.

No other items were stolen during the raid.

We believe this was a targeted attack by two men, however it is possible that there were more involved as the pair could have changed vehicles during their getaway from the scene and others may have assisted.

I am asking anyone who may have seen any suspicious vehicles lurking in the area at the time to contact the police.

– Mark Dickinson from Blackpool CID

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