Buckfastleigh Post Office ram-raid gang hunted
- 3 July 2012
- From the section Devon
A gang who rammed a Post Office in Devon and tried to steal its cash machine is being hunted.
Devon and Cornwall Police said the gang attacked the Post Office in Buckfastleigh at about 03:00 BST.
They attached a wire rope to a stolen Land Rover and tried to pull out the cash machine, but were challenged by local people woken up by the noise.
A 17-year-old man has been arrested, but police are searching for two or three other people who escaped on foot.
A police spokesman the Land Rover used by the gang had been stolen earlier from the Ipplepen area.
Anyone who had wire rope stolen overnight has been asked to contact police.