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Man charged with Goosnargh cash machine theft

Posted on - 18th January, 2019 - 11:05am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Grimsargh, Preston News
The Londis shop was targeted in Whittingham Lane Pic: Google
The Londis shop was targeted in Whittingham Lane Pic: Google

A Preston man has been charged in connection with the attempted theft of a cash machine in a village on the edge of the city.

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Preston Police were called to the Londis/Post Office in Whittingham Lane, Goosnargh, on Tuesday 8 January around 12.45am.

A group of men had forced their way into the building and tried to remove the freestanding cash machine.

A Honda 4×4 was used and the men tried to leave the scene heading towards Longridge. The cash machine was not taken.

Patrick Gavin, 28, of Leighton St Caravan Park, Preston, has been charged with aggravated burglary and appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court on January 12.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and to trace other men involved.

Detective Constable Dan Armstrong said: “While we have made one arrest, we are keen to trace anyone with information about what happened.

“We believe a number of men were involved in the theft.

“If you saw what happened, or saw a vehicle matching that described, please come forward.”

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Anyone with information should email 4276@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting log number 0054 of January 8.

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