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West Midlands Police Statement on the Coventry City Superstore ram-raid on Sunday, August 24th

25 August 2014

West Midlands Police have issued the following statement on the ram-raid as the club appeals for fans help...

An investigation has been launched following a ram-raid on the Coventry City football club store. 

Police were alerted to the crime following a 999 call shortly before 9.45pm last night (Sunday 24 August). 

Officers raced to the unit on the Gallagher retail park and locked down the area but the offenders had already fled.

Initial inquiries suggest that a dark coloured Ford Focus using false number plates reversed through the windows.  Up-to eight people then ran inside the shop and stole a large number of the club’s home and away strip. Two empty tills were also taken.

Detective Sergeant Jon Fanti, from Coventry Police, said: “Initial inquiries suggest that around four people were inside the Ford Focus with four more travelling on two motorbikes. 

“The car sustained extensive rear end damage and the exhaust was torn off by the force of the collision. 

“I’m asking that anyone who may have seen the car or two motorbikes before or after the burglary to in touch.

“Among the kits stolen were 16 of the new white away shirts size XXXXL. If you’re offered one of these at a price which it too good to be true, you need to think about how that person came by them and what they’ll be doing with your hard earned cash.”

Witnesses have been spoken with and CCTV footage which may have captured the burglars in action has been secured. 

Forensic scene investigators are today scouring the store for clues while the investigation continues.

Anyone with information which may help officers should call Coventry Police on 101. People who do not want to speak with police officers directly can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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