Didcot Co-op cash machine ripped out with digger

Cash machine ramraid damage
Image caption The ram raid in Didcot collapsed a large part of the store's wall

A supermarket has been left with a huge hole in its wall after a cash machine was ripped out by a digger.

The ATM from the Co-Op store in Lostock Place, Didcot, Oxfordshire, was stolen in the raid at about 02:30 BST, police said.

The store was temporarily closed, and no arrests have been made, Thames Valley Police added.

Officers want to trace a black BMW and a white transit van seen leaving the scene in the direction of Cow Lane.

Det Insp Paul Powell added: "We believe the digger may have taken a route from Fulscot, towards the A4130 and then onto Tamar Way.

"I would also urge anyone who was in the local area around the time of the incident to check dash-cam footage, in case it has captured anything that could assist us in the investigation.

"At this stage, it is too early to say whether this incident is linked to any similar offences in the local region, but we are keeping an open mind."

Image caption A police investigation is under way but no arrests have been made

A spokesperson for The Midcounties Co-operative said: "We are assisting the police with their investigations."

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