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.
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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 Great North Way theft is one of a series of raids on cash machines around York in recent months.
- October 18 2019: Thieves smash a door and wreck an ATM at Barclays Bank on Heslington High Street
- June 12 2019: Raiders smash their way into the Colliergate post office and topple the ATM into the street; the same night the Co-op on Hull Road was also targeted
- May 24 2019: the standalone cash machine on Vyner Street was attacked
- May 23 2019: burglars break in to the the post office and Select Convenience store on North Moor Road, Huntington in an attempt to steal from the ATM