Police car hit, ATM stolen in ram raid at Werris Creek

Police are appealing for information after an ATM was stolen in a ram raid at a registered club in the state’s north overnight.

Just before 2.30am (Monday 14 October 2019), police were called to a registered club on Henry Street, Werris Creek, about 50km south-east of Tamworth, after reports a ram raid was in progress.

An officer from Oxley Police District attended and the police vehicle was struck by a Holden Rodeo utility with the officer discharging a number of shots.

The ute fled, followed by police before being dumped on The Gap Road and the occupants fled into nearby bushland. Despite a search, they were unable to be located.

The ute was seized and will be forensically examined.

A crime scene was established after inquiries revealed an ATM had been stolen from the club and officers from Oxley Police District have commenced an investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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