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Industrial vehicle ram-raids Bishop Auckland Poundland

A Poundland store in Bishop Auckland has been ram-raided by an industrial vehicle.

Police say the suspects fled in a blue Ford Focus, leaving the vehicle and a white transit van at the scene.

The back wall of the store has collapsed and the store has been cordoned off.

Police received reports of the raid around 11pm on Tuesday night.

The rear wall of the building has been destroyed. Credit: Trevor Ashcroft
The store was closed this morning, as police continue their investigation. Credit: Trevor Ashcroft

In a statement Durham Police said:

Officers received reports of damage at Poundland on Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland shortly before 11pm last night (October 16).

It is believed a red tractor has ram-raided the premises, causing significant damage to the rear of the building.

Nothing was taken during the incident however the tractor and white transit van were left at the scene. It is believed the suspects made off in a blue Ford Focus.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bishop CID on 101 quoting incident number 444 of October 16.

– Durham Police