Police appeal after stolen car is used in ram-raid on Post Office shop

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James Preston

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A stolen car was used to ram-raid a Post Office shop in Maidenhead before an attempt was made to drag a cash machine away from the store.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a green Mitsubishi Shogun was used in a raid on a shop in Furze Platt Road at about 10.55pm on Monday, September 26.

A cash machine was dragged away from shop but was left at the scene.

The Mitsubishi had been reported stolen earlier in the evening and had been taken from a car park in Paget Close, Marlow, between 6pm and 10.45pm.

Police believe the raid is linked to a second incident later that night, when four people pulled a cash machine out of the wall at a Waitrose in Station Road, Gerrards Cross, at about 1am.

A stolen white Peugeot Partner van was used in the incident, before the thieves made their getaway in a black or dark blue Audi RS4.

Detective Inspector Peter Wall, of Maidenhead Local CID, said: “We would like to speak with anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the areas that the incidents occurred that may help with the investigation.

“Anyone with information can call 101 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The police appeal was made today (Thursday).

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