Police are appealing for witnesses after a newsagents was ram raided in Peterborough this morning.
It is believed offenders used a 4×4 vehicle to pull the roller shutter from the front of the shop on Gunthorpe before ripping out an ATM machine.
The incident, which took place at around 2.50am caused extensive damage to the front of the shop and to stock.
Witnesses describe seeing four or five men at the scene with the 4×4 vehicle and a black Audi estate.
A burnt out 4×4 vehicle, believed to be a Daihatsu used to conduct the ram raid, was discovered near to the Barn Garden Centre, Gunthorpe Road.
The incident is being investigated by the force’s serious crime team and officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the two vehicles in the area between 2am and 3am this morning.
Officers believe there was a milk float being driven in the area around the time of the incident and are keen to speak to the driver to see if they saw anything.
Detective Sergeant Dave West said: “This crime has caused serious damage to the shop and the contents of the shop.
“We are committed to catching those who carry out dangerous ram raids such as these which leave a trail of devastation for those whose businesses are effected.”
Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.