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.
More top news
An undergraduate degree course at the University of Bedfordshire is seeing strong demand.
Anglia Weather: Cloudy, breezy and mild today but staying mainly dry with top temperatures of 14 deg C (57 deg F).
Her parents describe it as her "moment of madness" - when 20-year-old Amy Vigus took the drug ecstasy while at a music festival.