Thieves drove car into store in early morning raid

THIEVES drove a car into a store and into a cash machine inside during a raid on a shop in Rushden.

The incident happened at Wilkinsons in Eaton Walk at around 1.20am this morning (Wednesday, May 9).

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: “Four offenders gained entry to the shop by driving a Vauxhall Astra through the front glass doors, causing extensive damage.

“Once inside, the offenders drove the car into a cash machine by the Post Office branch inside the store and stole a significant amount of money.

“The four offenders then left the scene, leaving the car inside the shop.”

Police said the Vauxhall Astra used in the burglary had previously been stolen from Avis Rent A Car in Northampton over the bank holiday weekend.

Witnesses to either incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.