Milnthorpe cash machine stolen using digger

Spar, Milnthorpe Image copyright Google
Image caption Police said both the digger and Toyota Hilux pick-up truck were believed to have been stolen

Thieves used a digger to rip out a cash machine before making off in a pick-up truck.

The raiders targeted the ATM at about 02:30 BST on Thursday at the Spar store in Milnthorpe, Cumbria.

Cumbria Police said the machine was put onto a dark blue Toyota Hilux pick-up which drove off down Beetham Road, the A6, towards Carnforth.

Both the digger and the pick-up are believed to have been stolen, the force added.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and say the thieves caused "considerable damage".

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