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RAM RAID: Village Co Op store reopens

Friday 11th January 2019

A VILLAGE shop ram raided in the early hours of Wednesday morning has reopened, according to reports.

The Lenham Co Op supermarket's ATM was stolen in the attack which caused considerable damage to the Faversham Road frontage.

The car is understood to have battered through the wall and dragged the cash miachine along the road and over the A20 towards Doddington.

Cash was stolen and the the vehicle set on fire.

The store was closed but is now back and open for business. 

District Commander, Chief Inspector Ray Quiller said: "This crime has caused considerable disruption to this local business and the village community.

"While investigators are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry, we are appealing for witnesses who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area, saw the vehicle travelling into the village or leaving pulling the cash machine behind it."

The ram raid follows an attack on the Sainsbury's Local in Headcorn just before Christmas.