Post office targeted by ram raiders in early hours of the morning

Ram raiders have struck at a newsagents in Sawtry overnight causing serious damage to the front of the store.

Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 7:27 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:25 pm
The scene of the ram raid in Sawtry this morning

What is understood to be a stolen dark Volkswagen Golf/Seat arrived at Sawtry Post Office/J R Green Newsagents with men inside at 2.48am this morning, Wednesday July 27. A JCB arrived soon after followed by silver pick-up truck.

The JCB smashed into the shop’s ATM seven times but the thiieves were unable to break open the machine which remains in place. The men then got into the car and sped away.

Police were called and were on scene within a minute of the 999 call.

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The scene of the ram raid in Sawtry this morning

Newsagent John Green, who lives within 50 metres of shop, was woken by his Alsatian dog Xena barking: “She’s always alert. I know exactly when the newspapers and magazines arrive each morning.

“I saw the car speeding off and I heard the crash of the vehicle into the side of the shop. They did not get anything, but there are a few cracks and it’s a repair job. But it will be business as usual today. Bit of inconvenience for the customers, but what can you do?”

Crime scene investigators are due to arrive at 8am. Green End Road around top of Beaumaris Road is likely to be closed until lunchtime.

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The scene of the ram raid in Sawtry this morning