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Police hunt Peterborough ram raiders

The shop targeted by ram raiders in Peterborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are trying to track down up to five men they believe ram raided a newsagents in Peterborough in the early hours of this morning.

Witnesses have reported seeing the group using a 4 by 4 to get the cash machine after pulling away the security shutters of the shop on Gunthorpe Road.

Police are now looking for a 4 wheel drive Daihatsu and a black Audi estate

Shop left badly damaged by ram raiders

The Londis store in Corby that's been badly damaged by ram-raiders Credit: ITV News Anglia

A shop in Northamptonshire has been badly damaged after ram-raiders drove a fork-lift truck into the building.

Police were called to the Londis Supermarket in Weldon near Corby after thieves tried to steal a cash machine there.

The building has been left with thousands of pounds damage, but nothing was stolen during the robbery attempt.

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Ram raid warning issued by police

Aftermath of Roydon ram raid. Credit: Paul Wood

Detectives are warning that thieves could be planning a series of attacks on cash machines across the region.

A stolen loader was used to take an ATM in Harlow over the weekend and a few days earlier a shop at nearby Roydon was targeted.

Bedfordshire police say farm equipment which could be used in future raids as well as some potential get-away cars have been stolen in the past few weeks.

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