Suffolk

Kessingland Co-op ram-raiders lose cash machine in crash

The damage outside the front of the Co-op food store in Kessingland
Image caption The cash machine was pulled from the front of the Co-op Food store in Kessingland

Ram-raiders who pulled a cash machine from a storefront lost their loot after smashing into police vehicles, police have said.

A Land Rover used in the raid at a Co-op Food store in Kessingland, Suffolk, at about 02:30 BST became stuck.

The raiders transferred the cash machine to a Volkswagen Golf, but it fell out after the car went the wrong way into a dead end, turned around and hit two police vehicles.

Police said two men have been arrested.

The force believe five people were involved in the raid.

Despite hitting the police vehicles, the Golf managed to get away and was driving down the A12 in the wrong direction before the occupants abandoned the car.

Police believe the Land Rover used in the raid had been stolen from Gisleham, near Lowestoft.

They are linking the break-in to an attempted theft of another Land Rover in Barley Way, Lowestoft, at about 01:40 BST.

Sister company Co-op East of England has had more than 10 of its stores in Essex and Suffolk targeted by thieves between 2017 and 2018.

Stores targeted have included Debenham, Lavenham and Great Cornard in Suffolk, and Dedham and Brightlingsea in Essex.

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