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Thieves try to blow up cash machine

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9:59am 5th January 2015

Detectives have launched an investigation after thieves broke into a bank in Burnley.

Police were called at shortly before 4am today (Sunday, January 4th) to reports of a loud bang at the Barclays Bank on Colne Road.

Three men were seen to drive off from the scene in an estate car, possibly an Audi, towards Barnoldswick. Detectives believe that the raiders may have targeted the cash machine using an explosive gas.

The amount stolen has not been confirmed at this stage. Nobody appears to have been injured in the incident.

Det Insp Nick Hodgeson, of Burnley Police, said: "We are in the early stages of this inquiry and I would appeal for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time or anyone who has any information to get in touch."
Anyone with information should contact police by calling 101 using log number 0199 of today (January 4th)

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