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Tesco in Whitfield remains open despite suspected ram raid

A supermarket has opened its doors to shoppers despite a ram raid overnight.

Tesco in Whitfield near Dover was targeted at around 12.30am.Two cash machines were loaded onto a flat-bed truck which was driven in convoy with two Mitsubishi Shogun vehicles.

The area has been sealed off by police Picture: Brian Brown
The area has been sealed off by police Picture: Brian Brown

Two police cars which attempted to stop the group were rammed and damaged in Old Park Hill in Dover.

No one was hurt but inquiries to find those responsible are being carried out.

Pictures from the scene show the destruction caused by the suspected thieves.

The area remains sealed off with police tape.

A digger has been left at the scene of the suspected ram raid Picture: Brian Brown
A digger has been left at the scene of the suspected ram raid Picture: Brian Brown

But the store has confirmed it is open for business. It is open daily from 6am until 10pm.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has CCTV or dashcam footage that may assist the investigation is urged to call the appeal line on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/52654/20.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete an online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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