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Raiders Ram Car into Sharnford Post Office to steal safe

Raiders Ram Car into Sharnford Post Office to steal safe

Raiders used a car to ram their way into a village post office to steal its safe this morning.

The shop, in Leicester Road, Sharnford, near Hinckley, was targeted shortly before 4am.

The intruders used the car to smash the shop's front door.

In a statement this afternoon, Leicestershire Police said: "Officers were called at around 3.50am today to a report of a burglary at the premises in Leicester Road.

"Burglars drove a vehicle into the front door of the property and after gaining entry made off in the vehicle."

The safe, which was later found submerged in the river at nearby Kirkby Mallory, contained an undisclosed amount of cash.

Detective Constable Kerry Willden, who is leading the investigation, said: "Inquiries are being carried out to find those responsible and I would urge anyone who has any information to please get in touch.

"Perhaps you saw a vehicle in the area at the time which may be linked to this incident? Or maybe you saw a vehicle leaving the scene at speed or saw which direction it went?

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 03:50 by Mike Shirley

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