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Ram-raiders used a van to target a cash machine at the BP garage in Waterbeach in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, April 27).

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (56322678)
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (56322678)

Detectives are appealing for information following the incident at around 1.08am at the Ely Road garage.

Officers were called to reports that two men were using a Transit van to steal money from the cash machine.

It was reported that the men drove off in the van, which was later recovered in Green End Road, Landbeach.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (56322680)
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (56322680)

Sergeant Ashley Ryan, from the acquisitive crime team, said: “We are in the early stages of the investigation and keen to speak to any witnesses who saw suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of this morning to get in touch, or if you were driving by and have captured dashcam footage please get in touch.

“Business burglaries are not a victimless crime – they have a huge impact on shop workers and the people that use their facilities in our communities.

“We’re urging people to report suspicious behaviour around premises with ATMs. ATM crimes could often be prevented if so-called “precursor” offences are reported to us. These can often seem minor and include theft of number plates, ropes, straps and chains and cutting equipment.”

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (56322682)
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary (56322682)

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online at www.cambs.police.uk quoting reference 35/29144/22 Those without internet access should call 101. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



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