Herts Police are urgently appealing for witnesses and information after a mechanical digger was used to steal the cash machine at a Tesco Express store.
The incident occurred at 3am this morning (Sunday October 23) after a gang drove a digger, believed to have been stolen from a roadworks site on the M25, into the front of the Tesco Express store on Porters Park Drive, Shenley. The digger (back hoe loader) was recovered in nearby Radlett Lane.
Detective Sergeant Yvonne Carroll who is leading the investigation said: “We are working to trace those responsible for this crime, which has caused substantial damage to the store. If anyone has any information, no matter how small a detail, please get in touch via 101.
“As the vehicle used was stolen from the M25, I’d appeal for residents beyond Hertfordshire’s boundaries not to discount anything they may have seen that raised their suspicions in their local area – a suspicious vehicle in the early hours of this morning, for example - and please contact us in Hertfordshire."
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