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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
POLICE are hunting for a car which was seen making away from Chatteris town centre moments after an attempted burglary this morning.
Thieves smashed their way through the front door of Chatteris Post Office, in High Street, at about 3.45am. Police were alerted by the alarm sounding.
A considerable amount of damage was caused, but nothing was stolen.
The post office was cordoned off this morning while investigations were carried out.
Det Insp Dave Murphy said: “A car was seen making away and we are carrying out local enquiries such as viewing CCTV, but I would urge anyone who has any information about the burglary to contact police.”
A Post Office spokesman said: “Post Office Ltd can confirm that an incident took place at High Street in Chatteris on Tuesday October 9. Thankfully no-one was injured in the incident.
“Post Office Ltd will also be supporting police in their efforts to apprehend those responsible. We would urge anyone with information to come forward and contact police as soon as possible.”
The spokesman said it’s a little premature to say when the shop will reopen but will do so as soon as possible.
The attempted burglary comes 48 hours after a similar incident at Chatteris Working Men’s Club, in Station Street. Offenders smashed their way through a door between 1.15am and 2.10am on Sunday but nothing was stolen. The alarm also sounded.
House-to-house inquiries have already been carried out in connection with the incident. Police are also appealing for witnesses to come forward.
A police spokesman said the two incidents are not being linked to any others seen across the Fens in recent weeks.
The force also said there was a break-in at the Sportsman pub in Fairview, Chatteris at 2am on Sunday (October 7) but that nothing was taken.
CONTACT: Det Insp Murphy on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.