Lees safe theft footage released

Date published: 08 March 2018

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Police investigating a break-in at a service station and the theft of a safe in Lees have released CCTV footage in the hope that witnesses may come forward.
At around 1.45am on Tuesday, February 27, police were called to the Co-Op service station on Athens Way in Lees, after the back office was broken into and a safe was stolen.
Officers attended and an investigation was launched.
Police are now issuing CCTV of the burglary in the hope someone may recognise the four men in the footage and the vehicle they used.
Detective Constable Zahir Hussain from GMP’s Oldham Borough said: “Although the men are all wearing balaclavas, we still hope that someone may recognise one of the men or have some information that could help us with our investigation.
“As you can see in the CCTV, the safe was extremely heavy; it took all four men to lift it. This is not something that will have been easily transported or hidden and would have taken a lot of effort to get into.
“We hope that in the days following the burglary someone may have seen people trying to get into the safe or may have seen the men transporting it from the car.
“We would really like to hear from anyone with any information, no matter how small.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9080, alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The Co-Op service station, on Athens Way in Lees, was broken into and a safe was stolen