Ram-raid on Antwerp petrol station

Gangsters failed in their bid to get their hands on cash contained in a pay station at a filling station on the Weeldestraat in Ravels (Antwerp Province) last night. In true ram-raid style the gangsters drove their vehicle at the pay station, but didn't manage to get their hands on any lolly.

The attackers emptied a fire extinguisher in their own vehicle, but managed to get away in a different car. Police are hot on the heels of the perpetrators, but haven't yet been able to catch them. They think the get-away car was using false number plates.

Fire-fighters were called to the scene to deal with a fire in the car, but this didn't prove to be necessary as the smoke that triggered the alarm was merely caused by the use of the fire extinguisher.