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Upton bank raid could be linked to cash haul uncovered in Huyton
11:57am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
Police are investigating possible links between the recovery of a large amount of cash from a house in Huyton with the theft of money from an ATM machine in Upton in the early hours of this morning.
Officers attended an address in Huyton at around 6am and arrested a man and woman on suspicion of burglary in connection with the incident.
Police were called to Barclays Bank on Ford Road, Upton, at around 1.35am to reports three men had forced entry to the premises and stolen cash from the machine.
The bank was closed at the time.
Neighbours are reported to have heard "a large bang" as the cash machine was emptied.
Police will be investigating if the Upton raid has similar characteristics to a spate of others across Merseyside in which gas "bombs" were used to open the machines.
The road was closed in both directions while inquiries were on-going but has since re-opened.
CCTV from the bank and surrounding areas is being sought and the scene will be forensically examined.
Inquiries are on-going to fully establish the circumstances of all incidents and searches are on-going in the area to find other possible offenders and property related to the crime.
Anyone who has any information about this incident should contact the Matrix team on 0151 777 5687 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.