Cash machine raiders strike again in York – leaving a trail of destruction at bank

The damage at Barclays Bank, Heslington. Photograph: d34dorbitfreak on Reddit
18 Oct 2019 @ 5.25 pm
| Crime, News

Cash machine raiders have struck again in York.

A raid on a branch of Barclays Bank left the door smashed and the ATM wrecked.

The thieves struck in the early hours of Wednesday (16 October) at the bank on Heslington High Street.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

  • At around 2am on Wednesday, police received reports of a damaged cash machine in Heslington High Street, York.

    Officers responded but the suspects had made off by the time police arrived. It is believed that the suspects failed to get away with any cash.

    A search and forensic tests were conducted and the investigation remains ongoing.

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The full scene at the bank

The entire front of the cash machine was torn away. A glass panel in the door to the branch was also shattered.

This is only the latest in a spate of York cash machine raids.

In June, thieves tore the cash machine out of the front of the Colliergate branch.

On the same night they struck at the Co-op on Hull Road.

On May 23, raiders broke into the Select Convenience store and post office on North Moor Road, Huntington and tried to steal from the cash machine.

Other raids on cash machines include one on Haxby Road on May 24, and a late night attack on an ATM at the Co-op on Tang Hall Lane last December.