Four men are due to appear in court later today charged with an ATM ram raid at a Long Sutton store.
The quartet have all been charged with conspiracy to burgle the Spar shop in London Road, during the early hours of yesterday morning.
Levi Mitchell (31), of Harlow, Essex, Leo Smith (20) of Spriggs Road, Peterborough, Levi Smith (49), of Coniston Road, Peterborough, and Dale Smith (28), of Worcester, were arrested after a JCB machine had been used to remove an ATM from the wall of the store.
The cash machine was recovered from the scene intact and the investigation is being headed by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) which has linked it to similar matters across six counties in eastern England, including Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.
Detective Superintendent Trevor Rodenhurst of ERSOU said: “We are committed to investigating this type of crime which can have a huge impact, not only financially for the businesses affected, but also for communities which often rely on ATMs in rural or isolated areas.”