Now that’s a hole in the wall… Thieves use digger to rip out cash machine

22 Jan 2015 @ 12.57 pm
| Crime
The digger and the devastated Haxby Co-op… Photograph: Jon Richards

It’s one heck of a withdrawal. Thieves used a digger to smash into the wall of the Co-Op in Haxby, York, and remove the cash machine.

Police were alerted at about 2.25am on Thursday (January 22) after an alarm was activated in the Ryedale Court store.

The thieves had used a yellow telehander truck to remove the ATM before driving off with it on the back of a pick-up truck.

The Caterpillar telehandler was left at the scene.

Officers are making extensive enquiries to identify the people involved and are urging any witnesses to come forward.

‘Get in touch’ – police

Detective Inspector Andrea Kell, of York CID, said:

“The investigation is at a very early stage and we are trying to gather as much information as possible to help with our enquiries.

“I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area in the early hours of Thursday morning to get in touch with the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for York CID.

Alternatively, email info to [email protected].

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12150011758.