Cranfield Coop to reopen soon
Cranfield residents will finally get their Coop back after it was damaged in a ram-raid earlier this month. The raid, on 4 August, caused extensive damage to the front of the store.
Due to the damage further work will still be needed after the store reopens on 25 August. This will cause further store closures.
A Spokesperson for the Co-op, said:
“Engineers are expected on site this week to carry out necessary repairs following structural assessments. The first phase of works could be completed as soon as Friday, 25 August – with the store able to re-open to serve the community.
“The store will need to close again temporarily for further works to be carried out to its frontage, however a date has not been confirmed for this additional work.
“We would like to thank the community for all of the support shown during the store’s temporary closure, and we look forward to welcoming the community back into their Co-op.”
The ram-raiders made off with a cash machine (ATM) provided by Cashzone.
When asked if the ATM would be replaced, a spokesperson for the independent ATM provider said:
“As this is an ongoing police investigation we are unfortunately not able to give you any more information at this stage.”
Bedfordshire Police would to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information. The police can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting the reference 25 of 4 August 2017.