Raiders use forklift truck to smash and grab cash machine from York garage

The scene of devastation at Penny Petrol Station on Hull Road. Photograph: NYP York North on Twitter
29 Jun 2015 @ 12.08 pm
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The scene of devastation at  Penny Petrol Station on Hull Road. Photograph: NYP York North on Twitter
The scene of devastation at Penny Petrol Station on Hull Road. Photograph: NYP York North on Twitter
Raiders smashed into the wall of a York petrol station and stole a cash machine from the wreckage.

The ram raid happened at the Penny Petrol Station on the A1079 Hull Road near Dunnington at around 2am on Monday (June 29).

Police are appealing for information about a number of vehicles believed to have been used in the incident.

Anyone travelling along the A1079 in the Dunnington Area of York at around 2am on Monday is asked to contact police.

In particular, anyone who saw a convoy of a white transit van, a forklift truck and a medium sized saloon car is urged to contact the York Serious Crime Team.

Police also believe that a JCB stolen from P&T Contracts on Westfields, Hull Road, York, was also used during the raid.

The theft of the JCB also occurred in the early hours of Monday.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, press option 2 and ask to speak to A/DS Kevin Goodman
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email A/DS Goodman here
Quote reference number 12150109148

In January, thieves used diggers to steal a cash machine from Haxby.