POLICE are investigating after a distraction burglary saw cash stolen from a safe at a Woolston service station.

Officers say thieves entered the garage on Manchester Road at around 8.40am on Monday.

Staff were distracted while one man gained entry to a rear office through an insecure door.

He then entered the safe room, taking cash, before leaving the store.

Police say this method of burglary has been seen at other stores in Warrington in recent weeks.

Officers are urging business owners to ensure doors are secure.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.