A cash machine has been stolen from the outside of a Co-Op store in Brentwood.
Three thieves ram-raided the store in Rayleigh Road, Hutton, at around 01:20.
They drove a Land Rover into the front of the shop before using an angle grinder to remove the machine.
The ATM was loaded into a 4x4, while the suspects are believed to have fled in a silver Audi A6 and a navy five-door hatchback.
Anyone with information should contact Essex Police.