Cash machine stolen as thieves ram digger into side of York petrol station

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Thieves stole a cash machine from a petrol station near York in the early hours of this morning after smashing a JCB digger into the side of the building.

North Yorkshire Police are investigating the theft of an ATM from Penny Petrol Station on Hull Road in the Dunnington area.

The scene at the petrol station today. Picture: Gerard Tubb

The scene at the petrol station today. Picture: Gerard Tubb

The raid was at around 2am and detectives are appealing for anyone who travelling on the nearby A1079 at the time to get in touch.

They are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw a convoy of a white transit van, a forklift truck and a medium sized saloon car in the area around the time of the incident,

Police also believe that a JCB stolen from P&T Contracts on Westfields, Hull Road, York, was also used during the theft of the ATM.

The theft of the JCB, reported to police at around 6.30am, also occurred in the early hours of Monday 29 June.

Today, a forklift truck could be seen abandoned at the scene of the theft and looks to have ploughed into the wall of the convenience store to access the ATM.

Anyone with any information or who saw anything suspicious in the Dunnington Area of York in the early hours of this morning should contact the York Serious Crime Team. Dial 101, press option 2 and ask to speak to A/DS Kevin Goodman, or email kevin.goodman@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.