Ram raid latest - Norfolk police working with forces outside the county as search continues to track down raiders
- Credit: Ian Burt
Norfolk police are working with forces outside the county as they continue their search for ram raiders who remain at large.
The Nisa Local Store in Burnham Deepdale was hit just after 3am on Monday, July 24.
A cash machine was ripped out of the side of the Co-op supermarket in Wells, eight miles away, seven days earlier.
Norfolk police believe the two incidents could be linked.
Investigations are continuing and no arrests have been made.
Norfolk police and crime commissioner Lorne Green said: 'History suggests that the purpertrators are from outside the county - that is usually the case when these incidents occur.
'Officers here are working with other forces to gather information and the investigation is ongoing.
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'It is unusual to see these areas being hit with crimes like this.
'Norfolk brings a lot of outsiders to the county, especially at this time of year.
'About 99.9pc of them are here to enjoy themselves and we welcome them here.
'From time to time we get visitors who are involved in unwelcome activities.'
Mr Green urged the people of Norfolk to play their role in catching those responsible and preventing similar crimes from happening in the future.
He said: 'Firstly, these teleporters used to carry out the ram raids were stolen from businesses nearby.
'They are massive pieces of farming equipment and it is important for business owners to ensure security measures are in place to prevent them from being stolen.
'If anyone needs help or advice about what they need to do Norfolk Constabulary would be happy to talk to them.
'Also, if anyone sees any such farm equipment being driven late at night, call it in, as it is unlikely to be being used for business purposes at that time.'
The ATM machine, removed from the Burnham Deepdale store, was found with a stolen vehicle on Common Lane, near the A149.
Police are not aware of anything being successfully stolen from the store and are treating the incident as attempted robbery.
Anyone with information should contact Norfolk police on 101 and quote reference NC-24072017-35 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.