Co-op confirm stock was stolen during Crick ram-raid

The Co-op, High Street, Crick.''Pictured: Repair work being carried out, following a ram raid at the High Street store.
The Co-op, High Street, Crick.''Pictured: Repair work being carried out, following a ram raid at the High Street store.
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A VILLAGE shop has appealed for witnesses to a ram-raid yesterday morning.

At around 4am on Thursday morning this week thieves drove a car into the Heart of England Co-op in High Street, Crick.

It was initially believed that nothing was stolen. However the company that own the shop has today confirmed that a small amount of stock was taken during the raid.

Peter Fletcher, general manager of the Heart of England Co-operative Society’s Food Division, said: “We can confirm there was an incident at The Co-operative in Crick at about 4am on Thursday.

“The raiders used a car in their attempt to break into the shutters over the front door of the store. After stealing a minimal amount of stock neighbours then witnessed them driving off in a second car – a VW Golf - which had been parked nearby.

“The store was closed at the time of the incident and no members of staff or customers were involved. Footage was captured on our in-store CCTV system. Police were alerted to the scene by the neighbours who had witnessed the incident. They have since taken the car for forensic testing and have also taken the CCTV footage.”

He added: “We are helping the police with their inquiries and neighbours living near the store have also been most helpful.

“In the mean time we would urge anyone else who saw what happened, or anyone who has a description of the offenders, to come forward with information.”

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.