Appeal for information on bank attack

Cheshire Police officers are appealing for witnesses a bank attack in Castle Street, Macclesfield.

At around 11.50 pm on Saturday 5 January 2019 a grey Ford Focus ST or RS sports model stopped outside the Co-op bank on Castle Street. Three to four men – all wearing dark clothing – got out of the vehicle and attacked the cash machine. Using gas they were able to blow up the machine before forcing entry into the building and stealing a large quantity of cash.

An investigation into the incident has been launched and officers are keen to hear from anyone with information which may assist their enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Angela Coppock, from Macclesfield CID, said: “This was a serious incident and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the people responsible and bring them to justice. The investigation is currently ongoing and we’re following a number of lines of enquiry, including CCTV and forensics.”

“As part of the investigation I’m keen to hear from anyone with any information about the incident. I’m particularly keen to locate two members of the public who we’re seen in the vicinity of the bank immediately prior to the incident. I’d also like to hear from anyone who believes they have any dash-cam footage of the grey Ford Focus, which is believed to have travelled around the town centre between 11:40 pm and 11.59 pm.”

Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number IML287604 or online at Information can also be passed anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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