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Armed burglars target safe at Forest of Dean business

Police investigating an attempted burglary at a business in Parkend are appealing for information to help them trace the offenders.

The incident was reported just before 11pm on Monday night (October 21), after a member of the public saw two people who he believed had forced their way into the building before making off in a white car, possibly a VW Golf.

The offenders had tried to remove the safe at the Post Office, but had been unable to do so.

One of them was carrying a weapon, thought to be a baseball bat or sledgehammer, and both were wearing dark hooded tops.

The car was seen turning right from the post office in the direction of Coleford or Cinderford.

Dave Shore-Nye, the detective inspector leading the investigation, said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who saw this vehicle and its occupants in the area either earlier in the day or as it was driven away after the unsuccessful burglary.

"Fortunately nothing was stolen and no-one was injured, but damage has been caused to the inside and outside of the property which is distressing to the people who live and work there."

Anyone with information is asked to call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident 426 of October 21.

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