People using cash machines in Norwich are being warned that a distraction gang is operating in the city.
The thieves target victims as they use their bank cards to withdraw money. One tells them that the machine is broken while a second cancels the transaction and steals the card.
Thieves used a digger to break into a cash machine in Hadleigh early this morning.
Police were called to the High Street at about 3.30am. The machine was found discarded nearby with the cash cartridges removed.
The digger was believed to have been driven into the High Street from the direction of the church. A small dark hatchback car was seen driving away after the theft towards the church.
Officers searched the area but the offenders were not found.
This morning inquiries are being carried out to establish where the digger came from. CCTV is being viewed and witnesses are being spoken to. The High Street reopened at 6.45am.
Anyone with information about this theft should call West Suffolk CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.