Jempson’s shop targeted in attempted ram raid

Police are investigating an attempted ram raid at Jempson's, in Northiam. Picture supplied by Jempson's
Police are investigating an attempted ram raid at Jempson's, in Northiam. Picture supplied by Jempson's

Police are investigating an attempted ram raid at a Jempson’s shop.

At about 12.53am on Thursday (October 10), police received a report of a ram raid at the shop in Main Street, Northiam.

A light coloured 4x4 was used to cause significant damage to the front of the store, police said, before attempts were made – unsuccessfully – to steal a cash machine.

The suspects, believed to be four men all wearing hooded tops, baseball caps and gloves, then fled the scene empty handed, according to police.

Owner Stephen Jempson said: “We are deeply saddened by this attempted theft at our Northiam Local store. We would like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience following this and would like to thank them for the support, kind comments and understanding.

“My thanks also to Lin and her team in their efforts in getting the store re-open for our customers.”

Enquiries are ongoing, and anyone with any information about the incident is urged to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 49 of 10/10.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.