Crooks use stolen SUV to smash into store and steal ATM

This accident wasn’t one.

A gang of thieves in England used a stolen Land Rover Defender to smash through the glass doors of an Aldi grocery store and make off with an ATM machine.

The ramraid at Aldi in Chatteris, Cambs. See Masons copy MNRAMRAID: Balaclava-clad ram-raiders used a stolen Land Rover to smash their way into an Aldi and make off with a cash machine, shocking footage released today (wed) reveals. CCTV shows the Land Rover Defender ploughing into the front entrance of the shop in reverse, sending the sliding doors flying. The 4x4 reverses again at speed, dislodging the ATM from the wall.

 (SWNS)

Security camera footage captured the Monday incident, where the crooks can be seen be seen backing the 4x4 into the Chatteris store, attaching a strap to the ATM, pulling it out and leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

The ramraid at Aldi in Chatteris, Cambs. See Masons copy MNRAMRAID: Balaclava-clad ram-raiders used a stolen Land Rover to smash their way into an Aldi and make off with a cash machine, shocking footage released today (wed) reveals. CCTV shows the Land Rover Defender ploughing into the front entrance of the shop in reverse, sending the sliding doors flying. The 4x4 reverses again at speed, dislodging the ATM from the wall.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage were caused by the crash.  (SWNS)

At the curb, they transferred the machine into the back of a VW Golf hatchback and took off.

The ramraid at Aldi in Chatteris, Cambs. See Masons copy MNRAMRAID: Balaclava-clad ram-raiders used a stolen Land Rover to smash their way into an Aldi and make off with a cash machine, shocking footage released today (wed) reveals. CCTV shows the Land Rover Defender ploughing into the front entrance of the shop in reverse, sending the sliding doors flying. The 4x4 reverses again at speed, dislodging the ATM from the wall.

After they towed it out. the crooks loaded the ATM into a VW Golf and drove away.  (SWNS)

It’s not an uncommon crime. Earlier in January, the same thing happened at an Aldi in the town of St Neots, just 25 miles away.

Police are asking the public for help finding the Chatteris suspects, who had their faces covered during the heist. The Cambridge News reports that patrols have been increased, especially near vulnerable locations.

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