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Great Cornard Co-op latest store hit in string of ram raid attacks in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 23:59 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:23 07 December 2017

A ram raid has taken place on the Co-op at The Drift in Great Cornard. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A ram raid has taken place on the Co-op at The Drift in Great Cornard. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A Co-op store in Great Cornard is the latest to have been targeted in a ram raid attack where an attempt was made to steal a cash machine.

Police were called shortly before 11.10pm on Wednesday to the incident at the East of England Co-op store in The Drift following an alarm activation.

A white Citroen Berlingo van was reversed into the front shutters of the building, in what was believed to be an attempt to then remove the cash machine inside.

A ram raid has taken place on the Co-op at The Drift in, Great Cornard. Picture: ARCHANT A ram raid has taken place on the Co-op at The Drift in, Great Cornard. Picture: ARCHANT

The van became stuck in the shutters and so the offenders abandoned the burglary and drove off in the direction of the Essex border, in a car described as a silver Subaru with a rear spoiler.

Officers arrived at the scene and searched the surrounding area, assisted by a National Police Air Service Helicopter, but the suspects were not located.

A ram raid has taken place on the Co-op at The Drift in, Great Cornard. Picture: ARCHANT A ram raid has taken place on the Co-op at The Drift in, Great Cornard. Picture: ARCHANT

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this crime, is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 quoting reference 77978/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The attack is the latest in a string of raids on Co-op stores in the region in recent weeks, but a spokesman for Suffolk police said he was unable to confirm whether the incidents are linked.

A ram raid has taken place on the Co-op at The Drift in, Great Cornard. Picture: ARCHANT A ram raid has taken place on the Co-op at The Drift in, Great Cornard. Picture: ARCHANT

On November 21, a cash machine was stolen in a ram raid at the Halstead Co-op – less than two weeks after a JCB was used to ram raid the Long Melford store.

Earlier this week, there was a ram raid attempt at the Co-op in Rickinghall, near Diss, on the Suffolk/Norfolk border.

A ram raid has taken place on the Co-op at The Drift in, Great Cornard. Picture: ARCHANT A ram raid has taken place on the Co-op at The Drift in, Great Cornard. Picture: ARCHANT

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