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Three stores targeted in Whaley Bridge, Chesterfield and Ashbourne by burglary gang

Posted on 10th August 2018

We were called by a member of the public at 3am this morning (10 Aug) to reports that the ATM at the McColl’s newsagent in Market Street, Whaley Bridge, was being broken into.

It is not known at this time if any money has been stolen from the store as officers are waiting for forensic investigation of the scene to be completed.

At around 4am, an hour after the call in Whaley Bridge, we received another call stating that a McColl’s store in Cuttholme Way, Chesterfield, was being broken into.

A third incident was reported to us by staff at GT News, in Market Place, Ashbourne, that their premises had been broken into at around 5am.

In all three incidents a high-powered black Audi estate car was used by the offenders who were all wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered.

The incidents are being linked by officers and anyone with anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage that can help in our enquiries should contact us using one of the below methods.

Please quote incident number incident 67-100818 for the Whaley Bridge incident, 84-100818 for the Chesterfield incident and 138-100818 for Ashbourne in any correspondence.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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