Update: Joggers may hold key to solving Long Sutton raid

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Wednesday 11am: Two joggers who ran past the scene of a failed raid on a Long Sutton ATM yesterday may have vital evidence to help police.

A police spokesman said: “They ran past the shop just minutes after the offenders left the scene so they may be important witnesses.”

Burglary at Spar shop, Long Sutton.

Burglary at Spar shop, Long Sutton.

The joggers – or anyone else who believes they saw the raiders or their car – are asked to contact Det Con Debra Charlesworth on 101.

Tuesday 2.30pm: Raiders who targeted Long Sutton’s Spar shop this morning tried to steal from a hole-in-the-wall cash machine.

Shop assistant manager Gavin Bailey said: “They came into the shop and tried to get into the back of the cash machine.”

The intruders damaged shutters, a door, a window and security cameras in the early morning raid, but fled empty handed.

Mr Bailey said the shop was back trading a little after 10am today and repairs are under way.

He said the shop has been targeted in the past, but a long time ago, and security is being stepped up.

• Police are hunting burglars who used a disc cutter and a jemmy to force open shutters at Long Sutton’s Spar shop in the early hours of this morning.

The intruders then disabled a security camera at the London Road store.

Police say the raid happened at 3.45am, but it is not clear yet what has been stolen.

Officers were alerted to the raid after an alarm was activated and by calls from members of the public.

Police believe the offenders left the scene along Seagate Road towards the A17 in a small black car, possibly a Corsa, and are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the car before or after the incident.

Witnesses are asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 24 of April 1. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.