Man arrested after cash machine stolen during ram-raid at Long Melford Co-op

PUBLISHED: 18:37 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:37 16 January 2018

The scene of a ram-raid at Co-op in Hall Street, Long Melford.


The scene of a ram-raid at Co-op in Hall Street, Long Melford. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT


A man from Bedfordshire has been arrested in connection with a ram-raid in Long Melford.

The crime occurred at around 1.50am on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Co-op store in Hall Street.

A JCB telehandler, which had been taken from a building site in Sudbury, was used to pull a cash machine from the wall and it was then loaded into a Ford Ranger – also stolen from a premises in Sudbury.

The offenders made off in the Ford Ranger and also a Volkswagen Golf, with the JCB abandoned at the scene. Both vehicles and the ATM were later recovered in the Ridgewell area of north Essex.

A 24-year-old man from the Dunstable area of Bedfordshire was arrested on suspicion of burglary in connection with this incident.

He was interviewed at Luton Police Station and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Bury St Edmunds Criminal Investigation Department on 101 quoting reference 72904/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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