UPDATE: Renewed appeal after thieves use JCB to rip cashpoint from shop wall in Woolpit
Thieves are believed to have stolen thousands of pounds after using a JCB to rip a cashpoint from a wall at a shop in Woolpit in an early morning raid.
They used the vehicle to pull the ATM from the wall at the Costcutter store at the garage, in Old Stowmarket Road, at about 2.50am to 2.55am.
The yellow JCB Teleporter was stolen from farm premises in Elmswell sometime after 8pm last night (Sunday, August 2) and thieves used it to damage a metal gate to enter the garage forecourt.
They then used it to grab the ATM and made off with part of the cashpoint in a silver pick-up style vehicle.
At about 11am this morning police were contacted about a Nissan twin-cab pick-up which was on fire in woodland between Rougham and Thurston.
The fire service extinguished the blaze and part of a cash machine was found in the vehicle.
The rest of the cashpoint was left in a car park as well as the JCB. It’s thought the cash cassettes which contained an undisclosed sum of money, believed to total thousands of pounds, have been stolen.
An investigation is continuing and police are asking anyone who saw either vehicle in any of these locations since 8pm yesterday to come forward.
Anyone with information should contact Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 quoting crime number ST/15/2567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.