Saddleworth shop targeted by thieves for second time

A GREENFIELD shop is counting the cost of a second burglary in less than a month as Saddleworth’s crime wave shows little sign of decline.

TARGETED: Boards have been put up on the smashed windows at Premier

The Premier Store on Chew Valley Road is clearing up after audacious thieves tried to steal a portable cash machine from inside the premises.

The raid, at the one-time Co-op store, happened in the early hours of Tuesday, December 20. The culprits smashed a large shop front window to gain entry before trying to make off with the ATM.

GMP Saddleworth and Lees tweeted: “Thieves attended a commercial premises on Chew Valley Road in the early hours 20/12/16.

“They smashed their way and attempted to drag the ATM out using rope. Failing to do this the offenders made off in a black VW Golf. Any info ring 101.”

Police have visited the crime scene to gather evidence as the shop is believed to have a CCTV system. The same store was attacked in late November; this time by thieves breaking a separate pane of glass.

It is not known if the attacks were carried out by the same raiders.


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