Police are investigating after a Heald Green cash machine was blown up in the early hours of this morning.

Four men had pulled up in a dark-coloured Volkswagen before three of the men got out at the Co-op on Finney Lane

They then forced open the shutters to the shop before gaining access to the cash machine using gas explosives.

The men then jumped back into the car with a quantity of cash boxes before driving off towards Freshfields.

The get-away driver was described as white, while one of the men was also white, of slim build and was wearing a grey hoody, blue t-shirt, blue bottoms and white/grey trainers.

A third man was white and wearing all dark clothes with blue trainers. The fourth man was also white and wearing black trainers.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Hartley, from GMP’s Stockport borough, said: “This incident happened in the early hours of the morning and although not a lot of people would have witnessed it, you might have heard or seen something suspicious.

“These thieves have potentially got away with a significant amount of money, as well as causing damage to the shop itself.

“I would urge members of the public with any information to get in touch with police so we can find the people responsible and in the meantime we are doing everything we can to find these brazen thieves.”

Anyone with information should call the police on 0161 856 9770 quoting reference number 124 of 31 July 2018 or alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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