Pictures show damage to Cottenham Co-op after early hours ram raid

Dramatic photos taken on Cottenham High Street show the damage caused to the local Co-op Food after a ram raid in the early hours of this morning, April 3. Local reports are that the Co-op was targeted in the early hours of the morning, and that a cash machine just inside the door on the left has been ripped out of the building. The store has been taped off by police who are now investigating the incident, with damage visible to the front entrance of the shop as well as some of the exterior signs.

Marks along the pavement outside show where something heavy has been dragged along and out of the shop, with debris and bits of broken machine littering the outside of the shop. It is thought that the incident happened in the early hours of this morning, around 1am. A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: “We were called at 1.50am today (April 3) with reports of a break in at the Co-Op in High Street, Cottenham.

“Offenders broke into the store and stole a cash machine before leaving in a truck which was later found abandoned and on fire in Rampton Road. “No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing. “Anyone with information regarding this should call police on 101 quoting 35/19384/21 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”

The police’s scientific support unit was also seen on the site, as forensic officers work to gather evidence to work out what has happened and try to track down those responsible.

It means that Cottenham’s Co-op is likely to remain closed for much of the day, if not the remainder of the day.