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Cash machine raids: Leicester man arrested

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Media captionA theft in Sapcote, Leicestershire, was captured on CCTV

A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of cash machines from supermarkets across the country involving diggers.

Several thefts happened between 1 October and 16 December.

A 42-year-old man from Leicester was arrested in connection with raids, in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Humberside.

Police said in each theft, a JCB had been used to remove cash machines from supermarket walls.

On Thursday night, officers said the arrested man had been released on bail.

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Image caption A cash machine was stolen from the Co-operative in Bradgate Lane, Asfordby, on 7 November
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Image caption A hole was left in the wall of the Co-op supermarket in Sapcote, Leicestershire, on 12 November
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Image caption A Co-operative cash machine was left behind in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, but the contents were taken
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Image caption A digger believed to have been used in the raid was abandoned at the scene in Market Deeping
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Image caption A theft in Kettering caused severe structural damage

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