Tees

Stolen digger used in failed Hartlepool Tesco cash machine raid

The stolen digger next to rubble at the Tesco store Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption Police released this picture of the scene following the attempted Tesco raid

Thieves used a stolen digger to smash in the wall of a supermarket but failed to make off with a cash machine.

Police in Hartlepool disturbed the raid on the Tesco Express in Wiltshire Way but the gang then tried to escape in a Land Rover, sparking a pursuit.

The vehicle was later found dumped and burned out in Trimdon, County Durham.

A 31-year-old was arrested in connection with the raid just before 02:30 GMT. Police believe another getaway car may also have been used.

The incident happened at 02:40 GMT.

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