Police warning after cash machine ram raid in Stotfold
PUBLISHED: 16:28 28 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:22 29 January 2016
Police are warning those who own agricultural or plant machinery to be vigilant as officers appeal for witnesses to a ram raid in Stotfold.
Officers were called at around 1.30am yesterday morning after thieves ripped a Barclays cash machine from the wall in Regent Street by using a digger.
A silver and green Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck – believed to be stolen – was used in the raid to load the cash machine on to, but thieves had to flee in a blue Audi without their loot after it fell off the pick-up truck.
The Audi was later recovered by police.
PC Ben Jones, who is investigating, said: “I would appeal for anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in this area to come forward with information. I am equally keen to speak to anyone who recognises the vehicles described.
“Incidents like this are two-fold, usually involving thefts of agricultural or plant machinery in order to carry out the ram-raid, so I would encourage rural sites to remain vigilant to suspicious activity and report any information or thefts to police at the earliest opportunity.
“Keeping vehicles and equipment as secure as possible is also key in helping prevent damaging criminal behaviour of this kind.”
Anyone with information should can call Bedfordshire Police on 101.
All photographs courtesy of Birds Eye Studios.