Stolen vehicles used to ram raid town centre supermarket

The Morrisons Local store on South Bar Street in Banbury was ram raided in the early hours of this morning (Monday). NNL-140812-171803001
The Morrisons Local store on South Bar Street in Banbury was ram raided in the early hours of this morning (Monday). NNL-140812-171803001

The Morrisons Local supermarket on South Bar Street, Banbury was ram raided by two stolen vehicles in the early hours of this morning (Monday).

Police have released CCTV images of men they would like to speak to following the incident at about 3.30am, when the vehicles entered the supermarket car park in front.

They were a white Mazda pick-up truck which was stolen from Laburnum Grove, Banbury between 10.15pm and 3.30am, and a large black pick-up truck, believed to be a stolen Mitsubishi L200 Warrior.

The Mitsubishi was reversed in to the supermarket which smashed a window. Two men then entered the store and attached a strap to the ATM which was then towed out of the store and placed on the white pick up truck. The ATM containing a quantity of cash was stolen.

The white Mazda was recovered shortly after 5am in Sonning Common.

Investigating officer, DC Bryn Smith from Banbury Local Area CID, said: “I am appealing for everyone with any information about this incident to speak to police and I would also be interested to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

“I believe five people were involved at the scene at the scene in this burglary and I would like to speak to anyone who saw the vehicles travelling in convoy between Banbury and Sonning Common between 3.35am and 5am today.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.