Teen arrested after truck driven into Stakeford shop front

A teen has been quizzed by cops probing an alleged ram-raid attempt, which left a shop front destroyed. Part of the shutters and window at the Best One shop, on North Crescent, in Stakeford, Northumberland, were ripped off and smashed in the incident, which happened at just before 1.30am, on Wednesday. And a cash machine at the convenience store was damaged.

Police say they believe three men in dark clothing used a flat-bed truck to damage the front of the shop, but failed to access the ATM machine.

The Best One shop in Stakeford

The vehicle was later found abandoned nearby. A 17-year-old lad has now been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

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He was released under investigation after questioning, and police are still appealing for witnesses.

Teen arrested after truck driven into Stakeford shop frontPolice at the Best One shop in Stakeford

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “At about 1.22am on Wednesday police received a report of an attempted theft of an ATM machine at Best One stores, North Crescent in Stakeford. “It is believed three men dressed in dark clothing used a flat-bed truck to damage the front of the store, but had failed to gain access to the ATM itself.

The men then made off from the scene and the vehicle was found abandoned nearby.

Teen arrested after truck driven into Stakeford shop frontPolice at the Best One shop in Stakeford

“Officers have since arrested a 17-year-old male on suspicion of burglary. He has since been released under investigation. “If you have any information about this incident, please contact police”

Anyone with any information should call Northumbria Police on 101 quoting log 50 270319 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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