Police tape. Pic: Freefoto.com
Police tape. Pic: Freefoto.com

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cash machine was targeted by thieves at the Morley Road Co-op store in Burntwood.

The thieves used tools to break into the cash machine and remove cash boxes last night (Friday 10th) at 11:30pm. They left some of the tools and cash boxes at the scene.

As they made off in their silver Audi estate, the men collided with a Police vehicle, injuring three officers. The officers were taken to hospital where two of them were treated for whiplash and the third for arm, rib and stomach injuries which kept him in overnight.

One of the offenders was arrested at the scene but it’s believed there were two others involved.

Staffordshire Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information that may help to contact Tamworth CID on 01785 234 961 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.