A POLICE officer and a member of the public sustained minor injuries during a robbery in Malvern.
Police were called to Buttercup Walk at about 12.20am on Tuesday morning to reports of four offenders who appeared to be removing cash from the ATM at the Sainsbury’s store.
It is believed the offenders had travelled to and from the offence in a stolen black Audi S4 estate.
A member of the public and a police officer sustained minor injuries during the incident.
Neither required hospital treatment.
The offenders are believed to have placed stolen number plates on the stolen car shortly before the robbery, which was later found abandoned in the area.
The number plates are believed to have been stolen from a vehicle in Strencham Road, Naunton, Gloucestershire, and a vehicle in Tewkesbury Road in Upton-upon-Severn.
Investigators are asking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, as well as members of the public who may have seen individuals acting suspiciously in the areas the number plates are believed to have been stolen.
They would also like to speak with anyone who may have seen a Black Audi S4 estate in the area.
Det Insp Tony Garner said: “We are urging anyone who may have seen people acting suspiciously around the ATM in Buttercup Walk in the early hours of Tuesday, September 4 and the site where the Black Audi S4 estate was abandoned on Michael Crescent in Malvern.
“We are also particularly interested to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles in Strencham Road, Gloucester and Tewkesbury Road, Upton-upon-Severn, during the evening of Monday, September 3 as they may hold crucial information surrounding the removal of number plates from cars on those roads that may have been used in the offence.
“One of our officers was injured whilst responding to this incident, which is clearly unacceptable and is take very seriously by the force.
“I would like to recognise the bravery of the police officer trying to tackle these offenders.
“I want to reassure local residents a thorough investigation is being carried out and that there will continue to be a visible police presence in the area over the coming days.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.