Witness appeal following ram raid at Pavilion Gardens

Posted on 26th September 2013

Police appeal for witnesses after would-be thieves ram-raided Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens in the early hours of Tuesday September 24.

A small car crashed into the coffee bar entrance at around 4.30am knocking off the entrance doors. CCTV footage shows two men then attempting to smash up the ATM machine inside and causing a lot of damage.

Sergeant Jon Lloyd, who leads Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team for Derbyshire Police said: “This incident took place in the early hours of the morning and someone may have seen a suspicious vehicle around the building or a car driving away from it.

“If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, then please contact us as it might help us bring those responsible for this crime to justice.”

Councillor Godfrey Claff, High Peak Borough Council’s executive member with responsibility for the Pavilion Gardens complex, added: “This is a shocking incident which has caused a great deal of damage but fortunately, on this occasion, it would appear that nothing has been taken.

“The car used will also have sustained damage and I would urge anyone who has any information at all about this vehicle, or the incident itself, to contact the Police.

“The facilities at the Pavilion Gardens are enjoyed by both locals and visitors to the town and I’m pleased that we’ve managed to remain open for businesses as usual despite the impact of this attack.”

If you have any information regarding this incident please call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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