Updated: Raiders smash their way into York shop

Cordoned off: the Select Convenience Store on York Road. Photographs: YorkMix
25 Feb 2020 @ 9.49 am
| Crime

Raiders have struck at a York shop today.

The Select Convenience Store and Post Office on York Road, Acomb, has been broken into.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said:

  • We received a call 12.15am today (25 February) reporting the damage of an ATM machine and theft of a till from Select Convenience, in Acomb.

    The investigation is ongoing and officers remain at the scene.

    If you have any information that could assist the investigation please call 101 quoting reference NYP-25022020-0004.


The damaged cash machine

A close-up of the damage to the ATM

Cut through shutter

The perpetrators were clearly prepared.

Not only did they smash their way through the glass in the front door, they cut a hole in the security shutters behind it.

They took the till and left the inside of the store in a mess, with wine bottles and sweets strewn across the floor.

They cut a hole in the security shutter


Police forensics are at the store

Police have cordoned off the shop. CID and Crime Scene Investigation officers are at the scene.

One detective was taking pictures of the damage inside and outside of the store.

Staff at the shop were gathered next to the cordon, and the area general manager was also at the store. They didn’t want to talk about what had happened.

The doorway surrounded by smashed glass

They made a mess of the inside of the shop
Police are appealing for witnesses
An officer next to the taped off store