Dorset cash machine stolen in post office ram raid

Mosterton post office in Orchard Way, Dorset Image copyright Google maps
Image caption Police said the heavy cash machine would have "required more than one offender"

Police are searching for thieves who ram raided a village post office in Dorset and stole a cash machine.

A vehicle smashed into the front of Mosterton post office in Orchard Way and thieves took the freestanding ATM containing an unknown quantity of cash.

The raid was reported at 04:20 GMT but police are appealing for anyone who heard any noise from 21:00 on Friday.

Dorset Police said carrying the heavy machine would most likely require more than one person.

Det Con Tom Isaac said: "I believe that the vehicle used to force entry will not only have caused a great deal of noise, but will also have sustained damage.

"Mosterton is a quiet place and it's quite possible that someone will have noticed a disturbance of some sort while this burglary took place.

"It is also possible that someone saw a vehicle - likely with front end damage - speeding away from the area."

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