HOODED raiders are being sought by police after an internal ATM machine was stolen during a burglary at Booths in Carnforth.

Staff at the Scotland Road store were alerted to the theft at 6.20am on Monday and contacted police.

Police say they believe that two people were responsible for carrying out the burglary and they are known to have been in the Carnforth area around 1am to 4.30am on the morning of the offence.

Detective Sergeant Mark Stephens, of Lancaster and Morecambe CID said: “It is possible that the offenders have been in the area prior to 1am and I would ask members of the public if they have seen any suspicious activity overnight January 19/20 2014 in Carnforth to contact police.

“The offenders were wearing hoodies with their faces covered, possibly with scarves. It is believed that they left the scene in a light coloured Volvo estate.”

Anyone with information about the offence is asked to contact Lancashire Constabulary on 101 quoting log number LC-20140120-0143.