JCB used to smash ATM before police car is rammed by getaway vehicle

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after offenders attempted to steal cash from an ATM machine in Farnsfield. The suspects drove a JCB into the Co-op on Main Street at around 2.20am today (July 15) causing significant damage to the building.

Credit: Nottinghamshire Police (38516459) Credit: Nottinghamshire Police (38516459)

The ATM was attacked but wasn’t taken. It is unknown at this time whether any cash was taken from the machine.

A cordon remains in place while detectives continue with their investigations. The suspects fled the scene in a white Nissan pick-up and a black Audi.

A police pursuit began after the truck was spotted heading along the A614 towards Ollerton. During the chase the truck veered off into a field in Belph.

The driver rammed into a pursuing police vehicle that continued to follow before the occupants got out and fled on foot. Nottinghamshire Police’s drone team and helicopter assisted with a thorough search of the area but no suspects were located.

The black Audi remains outstanding. Detective Inspector Kim Binns, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our investigation into this incident is still in its early stages and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the people responsible.

“We understand that incidents like this can be very concerning for communities but I want to reassure people that we are working very hard on this investigation and are doing all we can to trace those responsible.

“We are currently following a number of lines of inquiry and as part of this we want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which may aid our investigation.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have seen the vehicles fleeing the scene, anyone who believes that they may know who the offenders are or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage of them arriving at or leaving the scene.”

Anyone with any information that could assist the investigation is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 54 of July 15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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