Willaston ram raid – appeal for witnesses

By Mary Wells

Cheshire Constabulary CID officers are appealing for information after offenders ram raided a convenience store in Willaston.

At around 2:10am on Wednesday 22 August a black Kia Sedona reversed into McColls Convenience Store on Neston Road, Willaston.

Two men got out of the vehicle, entered the store and attempted to access a cash machine using an angle grinder. Following unsuccessful attempts to access the cash machine, the men fled the scene empty-handed in a dark coloured vehicle which was parked nearby.

Detective Sergeant Graeme Carvell from said: “On this occasion the offenders were unsuccessful in their attempts. However, they caused a significant amount of damage to the store and we are committed to doing all that we can to bring them to justice.

“Investigations in relation to this incident are on-going and we are currently following a number of lines of enquiry, including CCTV, witness enquiries and forensics.

“I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident. I am also interested in hearing from local residents who may have witnessed persons acting suspiciously in the area in days or weeks prior to this offence.

“Anyone with information should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 161729, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, give us the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”