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Police: ATM raid 'not believed' to be linked to Appleby Horse Fair

The ATM was inside the store. Credit: Google Street View

A raid on an ATM machine in Kirkby Stephen is "not believed" to be linked to the Appleby Horse Fair, according to Cumbria Police.

Offenders forced entry to the McColl's store on Market Street at 2:45am on 15 June, and used cargo straps attached to a white Ford Transit van to remove the ATM from its fixed base.

They were disturbed, and made off without the ATM, but caused considerable damage.

Police say the van had been stolen from an address in Brough before the incident, and has since been recovered by officers.

At this time it is not believed that this has any connection to the Appleby Horse Fair.

This incident is the latest in an ongoing organised crime trend which has occurred across the north of England. We are working closely with a number of forces to identify those responsible.

– Detective Inspector James Yallop