Police appeal for witnesses to attempted robbery near Barkham

Published: 24 May 2013 16:00

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery near Barkham.

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Two masked men entered the One Stop Shop, in Barkham Ride, shortly before 10pm on Saturday and attempted to break into a cash machine. The men, who were armed with what officers believe were bats or lengths of wood, fled after failing to access the cash inside the machine.

The would-be robbers left in a Red Toyota Corolla GT with square rear and front number plates, which police believe was driven by a third accomplice. When driving away from the store, the car turned left onto Barkham Ride heading towards Finchampstead.

One of the men is described as wearing a green hooded top with white cords and a large white motif on the front, with large white letters along the top. He was also wearing grey jogging bottoms and black trainers.

The second man was wearing a grey hooded top with white cords and a zip. He was wearing a white t-shirt under the top, dark blue jogging bottoms and dark trainers with a white line along the sole.

Witnesses should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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