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Lincolnshire Land Rover ram raiders still at large

Police are still on the look out for ram raiders who targeted two Lincolnshire Co-op stores earlier this month.

Stores in Crowland and Long Sutton were severely damaged by the offenders, who attempted to steal cash from the ATM machines. Stolen Land Rovers were used in both incidents.

The cashpoint at the store on West Street in Long Sutton was attacked at around 2.40am on Wednesday, May 6. A stolen Land Rover was used and caused the front window of the store to be ripped out. Police said they couldn’t confirm if any cash had been stolen.

At around 4am, officers found a green Land Rover on fire at Hundreds Road near Crowland.

The second cashpoint, at the outlet on West Street in Crowland, was attacked an hour later at 3.40am.

During the incident a second stolen Land Rover was used to reverse into the store front, but the offenders were unsuccessful in removing the ATM or stealing its contents.

The Land Rover was left behind and the offenders are believed to have fled in a silver Skoda estate, which has black alloy wheels. The vehicle had been stolen from Crowland earlier the same day at 12.30am.

Lincolnshire Police confirmed on Wednesday that there have so far been no arrests and no updates with the investigation in relation to these incidents.

Police are appealing for anyone who anything they believe may be connected to these incidents, or any suspicious activity, to contact them on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incidents 29 (Long Sutton) and 34 (Crowland) of May 6.

Alternatively, it can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.

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