Police investigate after reports of raid on bank in St Neots

The scene at Halifax bank in St Neots.

The scene at Halifax bank in St Neots. - Credit: Archant

Police are investigating after reports of an attempted ram raid in St Neots in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

Officers were called to a branch of the Halifax bank, in High Street, at about 3.30am, amid reports that thieves had attempted to steal a cash machine.

Police say that sledgehammers were used to try and force open the machine. It is believed cash was taken but it is not yet known how much.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “The offenders left the scene in what is believed to be a blue Ford Focus. A grey/green Daihatsu Sportrak was left at the scene.”

The news comes just weeks after a similar attack at the town’s branch of Spar, in Cambridge Street.

In that incident, on September 8, a JCB digger was used to rip a cash machine from a wall, with serious damage caused to the building and £25,000 stolen.

Police have not said at this stage whether the two incidents are being linked.

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Anyone with information should contact Cambridgeshire police on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.