Cashpoint ripped out by thieves
THE front of a shop has been ripped out by thieves as they made off with a cash machine.
A stolen dumper truck was used to smash into the wall of the McColl’s shop in Newbiggin-bythe-Sea in Northumberland on Saturday.
The inside of the shop has been left exposed and debris was scattered across the street.
Tyre marks from the dumper truck can also be seen on the road heading straight for the shop front.
The shocking scenes of destruction stunned passers by on Saturday morning after the criminals struck in the early hours.
Police are now hunting the thieves who managed to get away with a cash machine.
It is thought they stole the truck from Ashington and it was later found by police after being used in the ram-raid.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “We are investigating the theft of a cash machine from the McColl’s shop on Cleveland Terrace, Newbiggin. Ram-raid at McColl’s in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
“In the early hours of this morning, police received a report that a dumper truck had been driven into the shop and an ATM was subsequently taken.
“The truck, which police believe to have been stolen from the Woodhorn Lane area of Ashington, was later recovered but the occupants had made off.
“An investigation is under way to locate those responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 54 081218 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”