Cranbrook Supermarket targeted by Cashpoint Digger Thieves

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Money stolen from a cash machine at a supermarket in Cranbrook is being investigated by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

On Thursday 14 November 2019 it was reported that a digger had been driven into the Co-operative building on the High Street just after 2am. It is understood that the plant was stolen from a nearby building site and driven across fields before ramming the the sotre. Thieves have caused thousands of pounds worth a damage to the store.

Kent Police officers attended the shop where damage has been caused to the building along with the cash machine, from which a large amount of money has been reported stolen. There were no reported injuries.

The digger remains outside the building and officers recovered another vehicle abandoned in a nearby road that is thought to have been involved in the burglary.

Detective Sergeant Jason Booth said: ‘We remain in the area carrying out enquiries and reviewing CCTV and forensic opportunities. We are looking for three suspects and a third vehicle that may have been used. We would ask any witnesses who have not yet been in contact to call us as soon as possible.’

Anyone with information or dashcam footage from the area between 1.30am and 2.30am should call 01622 604100 quoting reference 14-0072