Yate ATM blast store re-opens

May 31 2016

A YATE store which had its cash machine blown up by thieves has re-opened.

Tesco Express Yate

A YATE store which had its cash machine blown up by thieves has re-opened.
But there is currently no working ATM machine at the Tesco Express convenience store in Station Road as a result of the blast.
Police are still investigating the attack, which caused significant damage to the store in the incident on May 11.
The explosion happened just before 3.30am, waking nearby householders. It led to the road being closed for a number of hours as crime scene investigators examined the scene and structural engineers made the building safe.
The attack happened just days after two cash machines were attacked in Winterbourne.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Iddon of Avon and Somerset Police said: “This was an extremely dangerous and reckless act which put lives at risk and we are treating it with the utmost seriousness.
“The success rate for these attacks is actually very low, with little or no money stolen.
“We are committed to apprehending those involved in ATM attacks and have a significant arrest record relating to this type of offence. In recent months we have also seen a number of people jailed for attacks of this kind.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident should call 101 quoting reference number 5216101529