POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an ATM was ripped from a shop in Carnforth.
Officers were called at 3:09am today (Thursday 5th April) to reports of the burglary at the Co-Op Food store on Market Street.
A JCB, believed to be stolen from nearby, was driven into the shop front, before offenders removed the cash machine, and made off with it, leaving the JCB in situ.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward, particularly anybody who may have seen a white Mitsubishi and dark coloured SUV around the time of the incident.
Force Incident Manager, Phil Broughton, of Lancashire Police said: “The offenders made off with the ATM machine and its contents. We are now working to establish who is responsible and would urge anyone with information to contact police immediately.
“We believe the JCB was stolen from the surrounding area so would ask machinery owners to check their property and report anything suspicious to police. We would also ask that landowners check for anything which may be connected to this incident and may have been dumped by the offenders as they left the scene.”
Anybody with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 150 of 5th April.