VIDEO: CCTV shows ram-raiders destroy building to get at ATM in Whittlesey service station

The scene at the ram-raid - photo by Martin Green
The scene at the ram-raid - photo by Martin Green
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Ram-raiders targeted an ATM at a Whittlesey service station and wrecked a building in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, September 29).

Cambridgeshire police were called at 2.55am to reports of a group of men attempting to remove an ATM at Delph Service Station in West Delph.

Police said they did not removed the ATM altogether, but could not confirm if the gang has escaped with the money.

A police spokesman said: “It is believed there were four men there, all wearing black clothing.

“It has been reported that there were a number of vehicles used, including two trucks, a forklift and a JCB. A red car, believed to be an Audi, was seen to make off in the direction of Thorney/Dog in a Doublet.”

Thieves also escaped with a five-figure sum after using a JCB digger to smash a cash machine from a wall in Essex at the weekend.

The scene at the ram-raid - photo by Martin Green

The scene at the ram-raid - photo by Martin Green

A red car believed to be an Audi was used in this raid too. Click here for more.

Cambridgeshire Police said it is too early to say if the two incidents are linked but they are “keeping an open mind.”

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service were also called to close the service station down as it was no longer safe for use.

Martin Green was driving past the service station when he spotted the police tape and then realised the end of a building next to the service station was missing.

The scene of the ram-raid - photo by Lauren Aldridge

The scene of the ram-raid - photo by Lauren Aldridge

He said: “I was surprised - it’s not the sort of thing you normally get in a quiet area like that.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

The scene of the ram-raid - photo by Lauren Aldridge

The scene of the ram-raid - photo by Lauren Aldridge