Foiled! Bid by ram raiders who flee after reversing Saab into Cambridgeshire store and leaving it wedged there

PUBLISHED: 12:20 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:45 28 August 2018

Warboys Spar after an unsuccessful ram raid. PHOTO: Michael Carey

Warboys Spar after an unsuccessful ram raid. PHOTO: Michael Carey

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A silver Saab was abandoned after reversing at speed into a Cambridgeshire village shop in an unsuccessful ram raid.

Warboys Spar after an unsuccessful ram raid. PHOTO: Michael CareyWarboys Spar after an unsuccessful ram raid. PHOTO: Michael Carey

The foiled bid to break into the Spar shop at Warboys – seven miles from Chatteris on the road to Huntingdon – happened just before midnight.

The raiders fled empty handed from the Mill Green shop but left behind the Saab.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We were called at 11.52pm on Sunday with reports of an attempted ram raid in Mill Green.

“A vehicle was driven at a branch of Spar, causing damage to the shop. A vehicle was left at the scene and the offenders left empty handed.

“Officers have attended the scene and an investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.”

Residents in Warboys took to Facebook after hearing of the raid.

One shop neighbour posted: “I heard this happen. The car was screeching forwards then reversing.”

Some residents said that metal bollards placed outside the store prevented the would-be burglars gaining access. One said: “It shows that the security measures put in place did a brilliant job.”

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