RAIDERS have made an attempt to rob the cash machine at Deganwy Co-operative store.

A loud bang was heard in the early hours of this morning and there is damage to the cash machine shop, a hole in the door and some windows are broken. The shop has not opened this morning and is closed off with police tape.

Conwy Borough Cllr Julie Fallon, who lives a few minutes walk away from the Deganwy Co-op, said: “I heard a loud bang at 4:05am this morning and have since learnt that someone has tried to blow up the cash machine at Co-op. I’m now thinking this is possibly what I heard. Co-op is taped off with police tape.

“This store is well used and is important to the community.”

“She added: “I have taken a walk along and spoken to a member of staff and they will remain closed all of today. It really does look a mess there and the scenes of crime officers are busy collecting all th evidence. The damage is quite significant, the full length window is smashed."

One comment on Facebook said the cash machine is: “Hanging out of the wall.”

North Wales Police have made an appeal for information and witnesses following the theft of the back of a cash machine from the Co-op store in Deganwy.

Police were alerted to an incident at the location by a member of the public at 4.08hs this morning (Sunday 4th November).  Entry had been gained into the premises  and the back of the cash machine had been removed.  Sounds of an explosion were reported, and considerable damage was caused inside the store.

Sergeant Dean Jones, North Wales Police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have any information in relation to this incident, or who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area around this time to contact police on 101 quoting reference W157472."