A TRIO of would-be thieves stormed into a newsagents and attempted to break into a cash machine.

Three offenders wearing dark-coloured clothing hit the shop on the High Street in Lambourn at around 12.30am on Tuesday.

The men all had their faces covered and forced entry to the building, causing extensive damage to the door.

Thames Valley Police made an appeal for witnesses to this incident.

A dark-coloured vehicle, possibly a BMW, was seen in the vicinity at the time.

Investigating officer detective constable Robert Simpson-Jones said: “The offence took place in a built-up residential location and I am hoping that there is someone who may have heard something around the time of the offence or saw an unfamiliar vehicle nearby.

“In addition the offenders have entered through the front door damaging the door in the process which would have caused a lot of noise at the time.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 43170323024.