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Thousands of pounds taken in Morrisons ATM theft in Banchory

Morrisons crime scene
Image caption The theft happened in the early hours of Wednesday

Police are probing the theft of thousands of pounds from an ATM after serious damage was caused to an Aberdeenshire supermarket overnight.

Officers were called to Morrisons in North Deeside Road in Banchory and said a "five-figure sum" had been taken.

Police Scotland said the ATM was targeted at about 03:00.

Det Ch Insp Matt Mackay, appealing for witnesses, said: "It is believed two vehicles may have been used in the commission of this crime."

Stolen vehicle

He added: "We would urge members of the public to contact us if they have seen a blue Land Rover Defender with the registration plates R451 UMS which was stolen from the Aboyne area overnight.

"This vehicle may be of relevance to our enquiries.

"We would appeal for any members of the public who saw anything suspicious or unusual between 2am and 6am this morning in the Deeside area to contact us."

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