A 999 call just after 2am alerted police to “a group of people” taking part in a ram raid at Soham. Using a JCB teleporter, the gang used it to smash into the Londis store in Hall Street.
“They left with an ATM on a flatbed van which has since been recovered,” said a police spokesperson.
“Officers remain in the area this morning and a scene is in place to preserve evidence as investigations are ongoing.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting reference 35/85145/23.”
Cambridgeshire Police urged the public to help “help us stop ram raids like these”.
Their 7-point suggested guide is to:
Ensuring your vehicles have working trackers installed – particularly owners of high-performance cars or ‘heavy vehicles’ such as transits and flat beds
Consider installing video doorbells or CCTV
Report anything suspicious, for example people scoping houses or tampering with number plates
Report any instances of people appearing to be paying attention to ATM machines, including taking photos or unauthorised people attaching ‘out of order’ signs
Raise concerns about anything that doesn’t feel quite right involving high performance cars, ‘heavy vehicles’ or plant travelling in towns and villages during the hours of darkness
Report high-performance or ‘heavy’ vehicles that are not usually in the area and appear to have been left parked for a few days
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