Warlingham cash machine blow up during in raid

Warlingham Green NatWest
Image caption Thieves used a device to detonate the NatWest cash machine at Warlingham Green

Thieves used explosives to blow open a cash machine during a raid in Surrey.

Police said a device was used to detonate the machine at NatWest bank, in The Green, Warlingham, in the early hours of Sunday but no money was taken.

Three men wearing balaclavas were spotted fleeing the scene.

In a separate raid, also early on Sunday, a cash machine was stolen from a convenience store in Elstead. It is the third time in three years that thieves have targeted the store.

Surrey Police believe the raid in Warlingham is linked to an incident in Coulsdon, south London, which is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police.

Detectives have appealed for anyone with information about the raids to contact them.

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