New supermarket targeted in ram-raid

The ATM was dumped in the car prak. 210518_06. Pictures: GARY SISSONS

By Brendan Rees

Two bungling intruders have rammed a car into a brand new supermarket after trying to steal an ATM in Cranbourne West early on Saturday 27 June.

Police are hunting the pair who allegedly used a silver ute to force entry to the Woolworths supermarket – which opened just over two weeks ago – at the intersection of Hall Road and Evans Road about 3am.

“It is believed the men used the ute and a maroon Ford Fairmont sedan to pull an ATM out from a wall,” a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.

“The men deserted the ATM after several attempts to lift it and fled in both cars, with the ute driving at police on the wrong side of Evans Road as it drove away,” the spokesperson said.

Police later found the dumped Fairmont on Scarborough Circuit.

Police arrived at the supermarket to find glass and a piece of the ATM including the keypad strewn across the entrance of the store.

They also cordoned the area off with tape and searched the area for clues. The ATM was found dumped in the middle of the car park.

No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has further information or dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Woolworths has been contacted for comment.

 

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