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Cranfield University bank wall collapses after ram-raiders steal ATM

Nat West Bank at Cranfield University
Image caption Police said the NatWest branch was struck by an unidentified vehicle

The wall of a university bank has partially collapsed after ram-raiders smashed into it to steal a cash machine.

A digger was used to pull the device from the NatWest branch at Cranfield University in College Road at about 03:00 GMT, Bedfordshire Police said.

A spokeswoman said the offenders left the scene in a blue pick-up style vehicle and a silver car.

She added that it was not yet known how much money had been taken.

Investigating officer, Det Cons Claire Case, said it was possible the offenders had been in the area to plan the theft.

"I would urge anyone who has seen anyone in the area acting suspiciously to contact officers immediately," she said.

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