Police are appealing for information after repeated attempts to break into an ATM machine at a bank in Fulwood.Advertisement
CCTV pictures have been released of the people wanted in connection as well as the van understood to have been used by the gang.
The incident took place at the HSBC situated in Forest Way, just off Caxton Road between 12.30am and 1.50am on Wednesday 4 March.
The gang approached the security camera at the front of the building and turned it so it pointed towards the floor.
Substantial damage was then caused to the front of the bank as they attempted to remove the cash point.
They fled around 1.50am when a van arrived and collected them.
The van is described as white with sliding doors on both sides, double doors at the rear and a blacked out panel on the passenger side. The van was driven away from the scene towards the ASDA end of caxton Road.
The three offenders all wore balaclavas concealing their faces. One of them wore a hooded jacket with a light coloured band around the front of the hood and another wore green and yellow trainers.
DC Justin Singleton of Preston CID said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to get in touch and anyone with information, particularly regarding the van, should contact police on 101 quoting SA1502319.”
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.