Cherry picker used to ram raid Thrapston HSBC bank

The HSBC bank has been has been boarded up
Image caption The HSBC in Northamptonshire that was raided earlier

A cherry picker has been used to ram raid a Northamptonshire bank.

The front of the HSBC bank in Thrapston was smashed at around 03:00 GMT and the cash machine was stolen.

One of the offenders has been described as wearing a balaclava and carrying a baseball bat and is believed to have made off in a blue Vauxhall Astra.

A Mitsubishi Shogun is also thought to have been used. Northamptonshire Police said the cars left the scene in the direction of Islip and Denford.

The cherry picker had been stolen from the nearby village of Lowick in January.

It is not known at this stage how much money was stolen in the raid.

Witnesses or anyone with information have been asked to call Northamptonshire Police.

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