Four offenders seen leaving ram raid in Tring

Tring ram raid Feb 19

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:46am 19th February 2019. (Updated at 8:36am 19th February 2019)

After a ram raid in Tring, four offenders were seen leaving the scene in a dark coloured vehicle. 

Police have updated us on the incident that happened in the early hours of Sunday and are now appealing for witnesses.

What happened?

Four offenders seen leaving ram raid in Tring
High Street in Tring was closed for several hours

Police were called at 4.07am on Sunday (17th Feb) to reports of a ram raid at McColl’s newsagents in High Street, Tring.

A van had been driven into the store and the cash point was targeted by thieves.

Four offenders were seen leaving in a dark coloured vehicle.

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police carried out a search as part of their efforts to intercept the offenders.

A stolen people carrier and Ford Transit van had been left at the scene. The vehicles’ owners have been informed.

Jude Bean captured the scene on Facebook:

The fire service also attended to carry out a structural assessment of the building, which has flats above it. There was no need to evacuate the residents.

Forensic enquiries were carried out at the store before both vehicles were recovered.

The High Street was closed for several hours but was re-opened just after 2.30pm.

At this stage of the investigation no arrests have been made.

McColls open again

A post on Facebook from Manager of McColls, Suzanne Kibbler said:

"On behalf of the Management and Colleagues at Martin McColls Tring , we would like to express our sincere gratitude for all the support and kindness shown by the community of Tring whilst repairs were being made to our shop during the recent Ram Raid and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

"We are happy to say that the shop is now open for business as usual.

"Thank you Paul & Sue."

Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information that could assist officers is asked to get in touch online or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/15619/19.

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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