Police investigating a burglary in Kew in which a cashpoint was reportedly blown open are trying to trace a silver Mercedes.
The cash machine at Martin's newsagent, in Station Parade, Kew, was forced open on Tuesday (August 19), at about 4.40am. Residents reportedly heard a loud bang, which shook the building.
Flying Squad detectives said two people, both of whom had their faces covered during the offence, are believed to be responsible.
Officers are also keen to trace a silver Mercedes estate C Class which they suspect was used during the crime. The vehicle had been seen around Kew Village from around 4am that morning.
The store is open as usual for business, though the cash machine, unsurprisingly, is out of action.
DC James Mess, of the Flying Squad, said: "This was an organised criminal enterprise and we are determined to bring those responsible to justice.
"These criminals may have been watching the area before them they committed the actual offence. We would ask the public to contact police if they have previously witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in this area.
"We would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen these criminals arriving at or leaving the scene. Your information could be vital and will be dealt with in the utmost confidence."
* Anyone with information is asked to call police on 020 8785 8655 or Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Please quote Ref 0708452/14.