Stolen van ram-raids newsagents in Tring High Street

Tring High Street was closed for several hours yesterday (Sunday) after a stolen van ram-raided McColl’s newsagents.

Police were called at 4.07am after reports that a van had been driven into the store, and the cash point was targeted by thieves.

Police cordoned off the High Street

Police cordoned off the High Street

Four offenders were seen leaving in a dark coloured vehicle.

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police carried out a search as part of their efforts to intercept the offenders.

A stolen people carrier and Ford Transit van had been left at the scene. The vehicles’ owners have been informed.

The fire service also attended to carry out a structural assessment of the building, which has flats above it. There was no need to evacuate the residents.

Forensic enquiries were carried out at the store before both vehicles were recovered.

The road was re-opened just after 2.30pm on Sunday.

At this stage of the investigation no arrests have been made. Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information that could assist officers is asked to get in touch online at www.herts.police.uk/Report or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/15619/19.

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form atwww.crimestoppers-uk.org