Thieves use fork-lift truck in ram raid at Northamptonshire shop

The ram-raid at the Londis store in Weldon
The ram-raid at the Londis store in Weldon
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Thieves used a fork-lift truck to try and steal a cash machine during a ram raid at a village shop.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the raid at the Londis supermarket in Weldon, near Corby, in the early hours of Saturday (November 28).

The aftermath of the ram raid

The aftermath of the ram raid

Officers were called to the shop in High Street shortly before 3.30am after the offenders attempted to steal a cash machine by driving a telescopic telehandler (a type of fork-lift used in agriculture) into the shop.

Nothing was stolen, however the building was badly damaged.

Officers investigating the incident are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the time of the incident, to contact police.

In particular, they would like to speak to anyone who saw a black Nissan Navarra, a black Volkswagen Golf or a Class Scorpion Telehandler being driven through Weldon or the surrounding area in the early hours of Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.