Crime

ATM ripped out of 500-year-old building in Chipping Campden

The Police in Chipping Campden are investigating a robbery incident involving two men who breached a 500-year-old building to rip out a cash machine in the pretty town.

The criminals used a stolen JCB digger for the raid.

Photographs from the crime scene show some parts of the cash machine were discarded on the ground while cash trays were ferried by the criminals.

The tool used for the smash and grab crime was left at the scene among the rubble in an area marked off by police tape.

The police in Gloucestershire confirmed they were called at 3.50am, on Thursday, November 15, after a member of the public spotted the crime taking place in the High Street of the pretty Cotswold town.

A police spokesperson said: “Two men were seen–one was sitting in the digger and one in a red pickup truck.

“Other vehicles and offenders may also be involved.”

Police cordoned off the area while forensic experts were seen collecting evidence and assessing the damage. The ATM is located in the wall of Huxleys café and bar.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and are calling on anyone with useful information that could help with their investigation to call 101 quoting incident Number 31 of November 15.