A RENEWED appeal for information about the theft of the back of a cash machine has been made by North Wales Police.

The raid took place at Deganwy Co-operative stores in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Detective Inspector Simon Kneale said: “We are keen to trace a light coloured estate type vehicle which was seen in the area of the offence and we are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity or vehicles around ATM’s in the area during the early hours of Sunday morning.”

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.”

Det Insp Kneale added: “We believe the offenders used a Stihl saw to gain entry to the store and there was a report of a small explosion at the site.”

Anyone who may have any information in relation to this incident, or who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area is urged to contact St Asaph CID on 101 or use the live webchat https://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/live-chat-support quoting refer-ence 18400022994.