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Willenhall shop damaged after attempted ram raid

A shop has been left damaged after an early morning ram raid attempt.

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The Premier B Mart Convenience Store on Stafford Street in Willenhall was subject to the attempted ram raid in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with the assailants driving into the front door.

The shop was left with minimal damage after the ram raid attempt

However, the owner of the shop, who didn't want to be named, confirmed that the shop was left with limited damage after the alarm system activated, filling the shop full of smoke and forcing the assailants to flee the scene.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We're investigating after an attempted burglary at a store in Stafford Street, Willenhall at just after 3.15am yesterday (Tuesday).

"We understand a car, suspected to be on cloned plates, was used to try and force the doors but entry was not gained and the offenders left.

"Investigators are retrieving and reviewing CCTV as part of on-going enquiries.

"Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat on our website or call 101, quoting reference 20/532812/24."

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