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Langholm Royal Bank of Scotland raid Land Rover image released

Land Rover Image copyright Police Scotland

Police have released an image of a Land Rover found burned out after a cash machine was blown open in a bank raid in southern Scotland.

Thieves took a "substantial quantity" of cash from the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Langholm on Friday.

The burning vehicle was found about three miles south of the town's Skippers Bridge on the B6318.

Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to contact the police as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, detectives investigating the incident said that two men seen walking a dog near to the scene had come forward following an appeal.

'Magnificent response'

However, they said the pair - who were travelling through the town - had not seen anything suspicious at the time.

Det Insp Scott Young said his officers were still following a number of leads.

"The response from the public, both local and from those outwith the Langholm area has been magnificent over the past few days," he said.

"Information received through the media appeal and our own Facebook page has brought in a lot of useful information and I would urge the public to keep this up.

"In particular I am still keen to hear about any sightings of the green Land Rover Defender which was seen leaving the scene of the crime around 01:40 on Friday."

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