Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves ripped a cash machine from a shop front in Preesall using a stolen fork-lift truck.
The burglary occurred around 3.50am this morning at the Co-op convenience store on Sandy Lane.
The offenders stole the vehicle from nearby, before driving it into the shop front to knock down a wall and get away with the cash machine.
Police are asking for anybody with information to get in touch, particularly anybody who may have seen a car and van together at the time of the incident.
They are also urging local landowners in the surrounding area to report any recent suspicious activity involving plant machinery and to check for anything that could have been left by the offenders.
DS Ian Wright, of Lancaster Police, said:
Anybody with information should contact the Police on 01524 596 457 or if they get no answer call 101, quoting log number 148 of October 20th.