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Armed police and helicopter swoop as Co-op is hit by ram raiders

Three men have been arrested today (April 17) and a police helicopter launched after a Co-op was targeted by raiders for the second time in a month.

The attempted ram raid happened in the early hours of this morning in Mill Street, Isleham.

Three men are now being held by police for questioning.

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A force spokeswoman said: “An investigation has been launched following an attempted ram raid in Cambridgeshire in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

“The incident took place at the Co-Op in Mill Street, Isleham, at around 4.35am.

“Officers attended the scene, along with the police helicopter, and shortly afterwards three men were arrested and have been taken to police custody for questioning.”

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On March 20, five men wearing balaclavas used sledgehammers to smash into the Co-op in Isleham at about 11.25pm.

@CambridgeNewsUK any idea what was happening this morning in Needingworth near to Rock Meadow Kennels? Police helicopter and a LOT of fully armed police….

— Will Punchard (@willpunchard) 17 April 2018

They stole cigarettes from behind the till and made off in a coupe style vehicle along Mill Street and Malting Lane.

Anyone with information on the raid is asked to call police on 101 or report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report . Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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