Surrey

Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge rammed in cash machine raid

Weybridge cash machine raid Image copyright Surrey Police
Image caption The entrance to Mercedes-Benz World was rammed during the raid

Five men have been arrested after a pick-up truck was used in a ram-raid of a car museum and driving experience centre in Surrey.

A cash machine was ripped free from its mountings at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge at 23:30 GMT on Monday and driven off on the truck.

Police made the arrests in the Manor Road area of Wokingham, Berkshire after pursuing the truck.

Mercedes-Benz World guards were threatened but not hurt in the raid.

Police believe another vehicle and a second group of people, who are being hunted, were also involved in the robbery.

The arrested five were detained at about 00:15 GMT on Tuesday.

"I would appeal to anybody who saw anything suspicious in or around the locality in the days leading up to the incident, or at the time it happened, to get in touch urgently," said Det Chief Insp Nancy Greenslade-Jones .

She said police were not ruling out a possible link with other cash machine raids in Surrey in recent weeks.

Mercedes-Benz World is located on the Brooklands site, where the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit was built in 1907.

It showcases historic Mercedes-Benz vehicles and offers driving experiences to visitors.

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