Our investigation into the theft of an ATM from Booze 4 Less in Stamford has led to a number of new lines of enquiry, and we’re now asking for further help from the local community.
We believe there may have been people in the area in the days leading up to the break in who might have been watching the store, or checking roads in and out of the area, or carrying out other surveillance.
We are asking people who may have already checked doorbell cameras, CCTV, or dashcam around the time of the incident to check footage from between Friday 10 November and the date of the incident (13 November) and see if there is anything out of the ordinary. This could be unusual vehicles parked in one spot for prolonged periods of time, a vehicle repeatedly returning to the area, or people on foot watching the store or surrounding properties.
We would also ask if anyone hasn't yet checked footage from any time, to please do so and get in touch with anything that could help.
Any detail, no matter how small, could help our investigation.
This is a crime which impacts the whole of the community, from the people who own and operated the store losing significant amounts of money and suffering further costs to build their business back up, to the people in the community who feel worried or concerned that such criminals have targeted their neighbourhood.
If you can help, please email [email protected] and quote incident 12 of 13 November.
Officers are on scene at a ram-raid of the Booze 4 Less shop in Stirling Road in Stamford after it was targeted in the early hours of the morning.
Our Force Control Room received multiple reports from members of the public that a yellow JCB was ripping out the cash machine in the shop at 1.53am today (Tuesday 14 November).
Minutes later, further reports came in that at least two people believed to have been involved had made off in a white Nissan Navara 4x4. It is unclear what direction the vehicle left in.
We are now appealing for anyone who might have dashcam, CCTV, or doorbell footage which could help our investigation to come forward.
Anyone who was driving in the Stirling Road, Sutherland Way, Casterton Road, or Empingham Road areas is asked to check dashcam footage to see if it captured a yellow JCB or a white Nissan Navara between 1.45am and 2.15am, and share that footage with us.
We would also be keen to view footage form people travelling between Uffington and Stamford at the time.
The full cash machine was removed and taken with the offenders. It is believed that tens of thousands of pounds were stolen. We will not be able to confirm an exact figure as that forms part of our investigation.
The JCB was left at the scene, and is believed to have been stolen from a farm in Uffington.
Officers were immediately deployed and carried out searches of the roads and surrounding areas but the offenders have not yet been traced.
Specialist officers and staff, including detectives and crime scene investigators, have been on the scene since the early hours and will be carrying out further enquiries in the local area in the coming days.
If you can help our investigation, please email [email protected] and quote incident 12 of 14 November.