Ram-raiders stole a JCB and used it to rip out the ATM from the front wall of the Co-op store in Main Street. The theft occurred at about 3.05am today; fortunately, no-one was hurt. The JCB was abandoned in front of the shop and, it is reported, the ATM was driven away in a white Ford Transit van in the direction of Acaster Malbis. Police investigating the theft have seized CCTV as evidence. Later this afternoon, the wide hole left in the wall was being temporarily fixed.
The store re-opened about 3.30pm.
The police urge anyone with information that could assist the investigation to telephone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the York Serious Crime Team.