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Investigation launched following ATM attack in Congleton

Detectives have launched an investigation following a cash machine robbery in Congleton.

Shortly after 10.30pm on Thursday 29 April police were called to reports that three men had targeted the ATM machine at the Huub building on Manchester Road. 

They trio arrived at store in a white van and placed a rope around the cash machine and used the van to remove the front of the machine.

The group then stole a large quantity of cash and drove off, leaving the badly damaged ATM machine behind. 

All three suspects were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas, two of them were also wearing high visibility jackets.

Officers have since recovered a vehicle which they believe may have been used during the robbery.

A 31-year-old man from Congleton has also been arrested on suspicion of theft of a cash machine.

Enquiries in relation to the incident remain ongoing and anyone with information is asked to get in touch.

Detective Sergeant George Vlastos said: “The investigation is currently in the early stages and we are following several lines of enquiry.

“One man has been arrested and he is currently being questioned by officers in custody. 

“We continue to appeal for information from the public and I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone with any information which may aid our investigation, to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 976301 or report it via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report/

Alternatively, information can be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

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