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Investigation after supermarket cashpoints raided during coronavirus outbreak

By Dayna Farrington | South Staffordshire | Crime | Published:

Police have launched an investigation after two cash points at a supermarket near Wolverhampton were smashed.

Police believe the cash points were damaged on Monday night

The two cash points near to the Sainsbury's supermarket, in Anders Square, in Perton, have now been boarded up.

It is believed they were damaged on Monday night.

One resident of Perton said in the 43 years they have lived there they have never known the cash points to be either robbed or vandalised before.

The cash points are located outside the Sainsbury's store, in Anders Square, Perton

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "Officers were called to a report of criminal damage to cash points at Sainsburys on Anders Square in Perton at around 1.43am on Tuesday.

"Screens on the cash points were smashed and it is believed to have happened at around 11.30pm the night before [Monday, March 23].

"Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information can message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter or call 101."

A spokesman for Sainsbury's added: "We are supporting the police with their enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 22 of March 24.

Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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