Burglars tried stealing a cash machine by ploughing a 4x4 vehicle into the front of a newsagents in Uppingham.
Police are investigating the incident at Martin’s in High Street East which took place between 3am and 3.30am yesterday (Tuesday).
Despite smashing through the front of the shop nothing was stolen during the ram raid.
The three suspects drove away in a Volvo car which was recovered a short distance away from the scene.
The 4x4 was left at the store. Both vehicles were reported stolen and displaying false number plates.
Two cars parked outside the shop were also damaged during the incident.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact DC 4581 Victoria Robbie on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.