Three arrested after eighth cash machine ripped from wall by JCB gang

A JCB was used to pull a cash machine from the wall at a petrol station in Lea Road, Gainsborough
A JCB was used to pull a cash machine from the wall at a petrol station in Lea Road, Gainsborough
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POLICE investigating the robbery of a cash machine by raisers using a stolen JCB are looking at links to a series of similar thefts.

Three men were arrested after the cashpoint at the HSBC bank in South Cave was ripped out of the wall in the early hours of the morning.

This Tesco store in Crowle was sealed off by police after raiders using a mechanical digger struck to steal a cash machine.

This Tesco store in Crowle was sealed off by police after raiders using a mechanical digger struck to steal a cash machine.

It was taken away in two black getaway cars.

The three, 23, 26 and 27, were arrested on Rawcliffe Road, Airmyn after being seen by officers leaving a silver car around 3.24am yesterday morning.

The raid is believed to have been the eighth in the last three months.

In the most recent a JCB was used to steal cash machine from petrol station in Lea Road, Gainsborough.

A Tesco store in Crowle was sealed off by police after raiders using a mechanical digger struck to steal a cash machine.

A Tesco store in Crowle was sealed off by police after raiders using a mechanical digger struck to steal a cash machine.

Robbers used a forklift to target the ATM at the Tesco store, on High Street, Crowle, on January 31.

There have also been raids in Hatfield, on a Spar shop in Gainsborough and a cash machine belonging to the One Stop shop on Station Road, Epworth.

Police urged people in rural communities to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity. Detectives also appealed for information, particularly about the whereabouts of the two cars that left the area.