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Ram raiders smash shop front but escape with no money

Ram raiders who targeted a shop in Oxfordshire have escaped with no money.

A stolen dark coloured Isuzu Trooper was driven in the front of the Co-op store on Shipton Road, Milton-under-Wychwood in the early hours of this morning.

The offenders then used the car to drag the cash machine out of the shop before driving off with the machine being dragged behind.

Several vehicles were damaged as the Isuzu Trooper tried to leave the village.

The ATM became disconnected and was found not far from the Co-op and no cash had been removed.

A further two vehicles were involved: a dark coloured BMW with a concealed number plate and a smaller white car, possibly a Vauxhall Corsa or Fiat 500. Several men wearing masks were seen at the Co-op.

The Isuzu Trooper was abandoned about a mile away from the scene and set on fire.

This was an audacious ram raid in a quiet village and I would like to reassure the local community that this is a rare occurrence. Several witnesses have already come forward but I would ask anyone who has any information or saw or heard anything suspicious, in the late evening or early morning to contact Thames Valley Police.

– Det Sgt Wendy Greenslade