A gang of thieves who dragged a cash machine from the front of a supermarket were forced to flee empty-handed after it got stuck under a parked car.
Raiders struck at the Co-op store, in Ingleton, tearing the free-standing ATM out of the shop with a Ford Ranger.
But, when the machine became wedged under a nearby car, the thieves escaped in another vehicle.
Appealing for witnesses, North Yorkshire Police said the gang struck at about 04:40 GMT.
A police spokesman said: "On arrival [officers] found an abandoned Ford Ranger, with a cash machine tied to it.
"It is believed the cash machine had been dragged out of the store, before becoming wedged under a parked car. The suspects had made off in another vehicle.
"The vehicle and the cash machine have been recovered for forensic examination, and enquiries are ongoing."