Land Rover found in ditch near Wisbech with ATM machine in the back as police investigate ram raid in Cambridgeshire

Chris Bishop
Friday, September 14, 2012
4:40 PM

Detectives investigating a ram raid in Fulbourn, near Cambridge, in the early hours of today are examining a vehicle found at Tydd St Mary, near Wisbech.

The Land Rover, which contained an ATM, was found in a water-filled ditch in Tydd Low Road, Tydd St Mary, at about 12.30pm today.

It has not yet been confirmed whether it is the vehicle that was used during the raid on the Co-op, in High Street, which was reported at just before 12.50am today.

A Ford Focus RS, also believed to have been used in the crime, was found burned out at about 7.20am in Newmarket.

A JCB digger was used in the raid which was carried out by three people, all wearing hooded tops and with their faces covered.

Det Insp Ian Simmons said: “This ram raid would have caused some commotion in the area so I would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or has any further information.

“We would also be keen to hear about sightings of the Land Rover after it was stolen on Wednesday.”

The JCB, which had just been stolen from an adjoining building site, was driven into the building.

The ATM machine was then placed into a green Land Rover Defender, which had been stolen from a field in Offord Road, Graveley, on Wednesday afternoon. It was then driven off in the direction of School Lane.

The JCB was left at the scene and is being examined as part of inquiries.

Police say there were three people involved in the raid, all wearing hooded tops and with their faces covered.

Anyone with information should contact Det Insp Simmons on 101.

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