Cash machine loaded into van after forklift bank raid in Doncaster

Bank robbers are being hunted by the police this morning after a forklift was used to steal a cash machine in Doncaster.

Friday, 27th October 2017, 11:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:12 pm
Police officers outside the Halifax bank in Armthorpe, following a raid this morning

A JCB forklift ripped the machine out of the wall at the Halifax Bank in Church Street, Armthorpe, in a raid carried out at 4.05am today.

The machine was then loaded into the back of a van, which drove off from the scene along with a red car.

Police officers have cordoned off the bank, which suffered extensive damage in the raid.

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A forklift was used by thieves to steal a cash machine from a bank in Armthorpe, Doncaster

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "A report was received at around 4.05am this morning that a JCB had been driven into a wall containing an ATM machine on Church Street in Armthorpe, Doncaster.

"The ATM machine was pulled from the wall and reportedly loaded into a van which fled the scene, along with a red coloured car.

"There were no injuries suffered by anyone.

"There are a number of officers and CSI present this morning in the area conducting enquiries and examining the scene."

The outside wall of a bank was demolished to steal a cash machine in Armthorpe, Doncaster

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 91 of October 27.

A forklift was used by thieves to steal a cash machine from a bank in Armthorpe, Doncaster
The outside wall of a bank was demolished to steal a cash machine in Armthorpe, Doncaster