Detectives are in the very early stages of their investigations after a JCB telehandler was used to enter a cash machine in Scraptoft.
Police were called to Main Street just before 4.20am today (Sunday 14 July) after the JCB was driven into the front of the Co-op shop and significant damage was caused to the building. It’s believed cassettes from the cash machine containing cash were stolen during the incident.
From enquiries conducted so far possibly three vehicles were used by the suspects, including the JCB.
The JCB and a white Toyota Hilux 4x4 was left at the scene. The suspects may have made off in a white or grey large Audi car, possibly a S4 or S5.
It’s believed the JCB may have been stolen from the Barkbythorpe area prior to the incident.
A part of Main Street has been closed while emergency services deal with the incident.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn’t yet spoken to officers is asked to contact the police, also if anyone saw the vehicles arriving or leaving the scene they are asked to come forward.
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Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 2854 Matthew Garside on 101, quoting crime number 19*366780.