Raiders used digger to steal cash from Deepings supermarket cash machine

The digger and the damage at the Co-op in Market Deeping
The digger and the damage at the Co-op in Market Deeping
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Wednesday, 10am: Ram raiders got away with a money after ripping a cash machine from the side of a supermarket in Market Deeping today (1 October).

The burglars used a Bobcat digger to tear the ATM from the side of the Co-op in Godsey Lane, Market Deeping, at about 3.30am, before escaping in another car.

A spokeswoman for Lincolnshire police said:” We were called at 3.30am after reports a mini-digger had taken the cash machine out of the wall.

“It left a 12 foot by six foot hole in the wall.

“The Bobcat digger was left at the scene.

“Forensic officers are currently examining the digger now.

“It is believed there were two or three people - most likely men - involved in the raid,

“They got away with a quantity of cash.

“We are examining CCTV from the scene at the moment.”

A spokesman for Central England Co-operative said: “We can confirm that a robbery took place in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, 1 October) at our food store in Market Deeping while it was closed.

“Offenders broke through the wall of the store with a digger where the ATM was positioned and unfortunately took the cash machine. We are working with the Police while they investigate this matter, and the damaged part of the building has been secured and poses no risk for customers.

“The store opened as usual this morning for trading with no other stock loss and customers are able to access the store from an alternative entrance to shop with us.

“Thank you to our customers for bearing with us while we restore our store and cash machine service, cash back is available as the checkout.”

Anyone with information about the raid is asked to call Lincolnshire police in 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.