Hole in the wall gang’s big haul

Thieves got lucky when they broke into a cash machine next to a petrol station in Lancaster.

The incident happened in the early hours of Friday August 26 at about 2:30am at a filling station on Owen Road, Skerton.

Intruders forced the hinges and got into the room that houses the cash machine, disabled the alarm and spent a considerable amount of time cutting a hole into the cash box.

Police said they stole “a large amount” of cash.

Detective Sergeant Colin Forsythe said, “I would appeal to anyone who was in the Owen Road/Torrisholme Road area of Lancaster between 9:30pm on the Thursday and when the incident happened to come forward if they witnessed anything suspicious.

“If anyone has any information that would assist this investigation then I would ask them to call Lancaster CID on 01524 63333 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”