Cash point stolen at One Stop shop in digger ram-raid

The One Stop shop in Clifton was ram-raided in the early hours of this morning

The One Stop shop in Clifton was ram-raided in the early hours of this morning - Credit: Archant

A village convenience store was ram-raided in the early hours of this morning (Friday), with thieves using a digger to steal a cash point.

Police were called to the One Stop shop in Clifton at about 1.30am after a stolen JCB telescopic loader was used to smash a hole in the wall and steal a cash point, as residents slept in flats above.

The digger was left at the scene in Shefford Road, while three thieves made off with the cash point in a white pick-up truck – believed to have been stolen in Cambridgeshire.

Cars parked in the road were also damaged.

The convenience store was shut this morning and cordoned off with police tape.


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Police are checking if CCTV caught the incident on camera.

A spokesman said: “We’re asking anyone in the area who saw the incident take place or the white pick-up truck leaving to give us a call on the non-emergency number 101.”

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The ram-raid follows a similar incident in July when money was stolen from a cash point at an Esso petrol garage in Stotfold, although police are not currently linking the two.

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