Burglars broke into a York post office and attempted to steal from the cash machine in the early hours of this morning.
At about 3.15am today (Thursday 23 May), alarms were triggered at the post office and Select Convenience store in on North Moor Road, Huntington.
Police officers were on scene within minutes, but the suspects had left the area.
The front door of the shop had been smashed, and an ATM inside was damaged and smoking.
Officers immediately conducted an extensive area search, but no suspects were located.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended to deal with the smoke.
The shop has been secured, with a scene guard in place, and crime scene investigators will be conducting a forensic examination of the premises today.
Officers will also be conducting house-to-house enquiries and reassurance patrols in the area.
At this time it is not known what was stolen in the burglary.
Anyone with information about the incident, or who noticed anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference 12190092402.