A REWARD of up to £25,000 is being offered for information leading to the conviction of burglars - believed to hqve strong links with Merseyside - who stole a cash machine from a supermarket in Lancashire.

Overnight on January 20, an internal ATM machine was stolen from Booths store in Carnfroth.

Police say inquires so far have led them to believe the thieves are from the Merseyside area.

They are known to have been in Carnforth between 1am to 4.30am on the morning of the offence.

The UK's cash machine network LINK has issued a £25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those involved.

Detective Constable Trevor Walker from Lancaster and Morecambe CID said: "There is a significant reward on offer to anybody that provides information that leads to the conviction of the individuals responsible for this burglary.

"The offenders were wearing hoodies with their faces covered with scarves, but we strongly believe they have connections to, and possibly reside in, Merseyside.

"The burglary would have taken around four hours to commit, so I would be keen to hear from anyone that saw anything suspicious in the area in the early hours of Monday, January 20."

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log number LC-20140120-0143.