BURGLARS broke into Elton Post Office and stole a large sum of money from the cashpoint inside.

Thieves targeted the Ince Lane premises at about 12.30am on Friday.

They forced their way through the front door before breaking into the cashpoint. Although the alarm activated, when police and keyholders arrived the offenders had already fled the scene.

A Cheshire Constabulary spokesman said: “If anyone heard or saw anything suspicious in the area, witnessed the offenders or saw any vehicles travelling at speed, please get in touch with us.”

If you have information, telephone DC Gary Morris or DC Alison Edwards at Chester CID on 0845 458 0000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.