Investigation launched following ram raid at petrol station

The damage after the cash machine theft

The damage after the cash machine theft - Credit: Archant

An investigation has been launched following a ram raid in St Neots which is believed to have taken place in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

Forensic teams from Cambridgeshire police are at the BP garage in Eaton Socon after a cash machine was removed from the wall of the petrol station.

The raid which took place in Great North Road has caused extensive damage to the petrol station, with one side of the building smashed open. It is believed plant machinery was used to gain entry to the premises.

The garage is currently cordoned off with police tape, and a member of the police scientific support unit and one police officer are at the scene.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We were called at about 3am today (21 August) with reports of an attempted ram raid at a BP garage in Great North Road, Eaton Socon.

The damage that was left behind from the raid

The damage that was left behind from the raid - Credit: Archant

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“Three people in dark clothing used a JCB telehandler in an attempt to remove the cash machine from the wall.

“When they were unsuccessful they left the area in a high powered white Mercedes hatchback.

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“Officers have attended the scene and two vehicles have been recovered. An investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have yet been made.

“Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting incident 34 of 21 August or visit Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via”

The damage after the cash machine was stolen

The damage after the cash machine was stolen - Credit: Archant

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