Hunt for three after ram raid at Rudgwick Co-op

Police have stepped up their hunt for three people who ram raided a Co-op store in Rudgwick.

Monday, 10th September 2018, 12:12 pm
Updated Monday, 10th September 2018, 1:13 pm

Thieves smashed through glass at the supermarket, in Martletts Corner, using a stolen forklift in the early hours of Sunday morning (September 9).

A cash machine was then yanked out of the wall and loaded into the back of a 4x4.

JCB Ram Raid Rudgwick. 09-09-18 Photo by Eddie Howland

Officers said the vehicle and a silver Subaru then fled from the scene heading south towards the A281.

The raid took place at about 2.45am and police have released descriptions of three people wanted in connection with the incident.

Detective Constable Kirstie Neal said: “The three suspects wore dark clothing and masks covering their faces and were at the scene for around five minutes.

09-09-18 JCB Ram Raid Rudgwick

“We are appealing for anyone with information on this incident to come forward to us immediately.

“This crime occurred in the middle of the night when the suspects knew there would be fewer witnesses, but they would have made a large amount of noise. Did you get woken up by it?”

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting 180 of 09/09.