Detectives investigating attempted ATM theft in Knighton
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Officers from the force’s Complex Investigation Team (CIT) are appealing for information following an attempted theft of an ATM in the Knighton area of Leicester.
Between 2.30am and 2.45am on Saturday 18 September, a white Ford Transit van was driven to a petrol station at the junction of Welford Road and Knighton Fields Road East. It had been stolen from an address nearby a short time beforehand.
An unknown group attached a chain to the van and ATM, attempting to pull it from the wall, but were unsuccessful. They then attempted to attack the ATM themselves but again were unsuccessful in getting any money.
The group left the scene in a car, leaving the van at the scene.
PC Evie Wilcox, the investigating officer, said: “From enquiries carried out to date, I know that a number of vehicles drove past the petrol station at the time the incident occurred. I would like to speak to anyone who has information that they believe could help my investigation.
“I am particularly keen to speak to motorists with dashcams in their vehicles or who saw the group at or leaving the petrol station.
“Please cast your mind back. What did you see? What can you remember? Any details you’re able to provide, no matter how insignificant you think they are, could be vital.”
You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and quoting reference 21*542455.
Alternatively call 101.