Raiders target cash machine at York petrol station

The petrol station at Great North Way, York. Photograph © Google Street View
10 Jan 2020 @ 10.06 am
| Crime

Raiders struck at a York petrol station in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called out at 2.45am to the Co-operative service station on Great North Way, Nether Poppleton.

The cash machine had been targeted.

Blue and white police tape surrounds the petrol station which is closed as investigations continue.

A separate cordon is around the outdoor cash machine, which looks damaged but still in place.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

  • North Yorkshire Police received a call at 2.45am today (10 January) reporting the theft of an ATM machine from the Spaceways Service Station on Great North Way, Nether Poppleton.

    The investigation is ongoing and officers remain at the scene.

One witness told YorkMix: “I was driving past at half six this morning and the police had it cordoned off.”

Series of raids

The damage at Barclays Bank, Heslington. Photograph: d34dorbitfreak on Reddit
The Great North Way theft is one of a series of raids on cash machines around York in recent months.

The Co-op appears to be a favourite target. In 2018 York outlets were targeted twice – at the Beckfield Lane Co-op on November 16, and the Tang Hall Lane shop on December 6.