Police join forces to investigate spate of ram raids

Two more ram raids on cash machines this weekend have prompted police to widen their investigation. Attacks in Biggleswade and Gamlingay followed one at a service station in Whittlesey, and others in Harlow and Roydon.

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Owner 'devastated' by ram-raid but glad robbers didn't get away with any cash

Raj has owned the building since the late 70s.

The owner of a building in Whittlesey said he's 'devastated' after a ram-raid by robbers in the early hours of this morning.

Cambridgeshire police were called at 2.55am to reports of a group of men attempting to remove an ATM at Delph Service Station in West Delph.

Raj, who has owned the building since the early 70s said he's glad they didn't get away with any cash.

Thieves leave empty handed during Whittlesey service station ram-raid

Delph Service Station destroyed during ram-raid.

Police say a group of ram-raiders who targeted a service station in Whittlesey failed to get away with the cash machine.

Two trucks, a forklift and a JCB were used during the attempted theft in the early hours of this morning at Delph Service Station in West Delph.

As a result the building has been left badly damaged and fire crews have closed down the station for safety reasons.

Obviously, they've used a lot of brute force with the JCB to smash through the wall, I think several members of the public called us, I think the offenders were disturbed and they made off, leaving the JCB and the stolen vehicle here.

Well, obviously, on occasions people do live in these sorts of places and sleep on the premises and I'm guessing the criminals just wouldn't have known that, they'd have taken pot luck and smashed through the wall, regardless of the consequences for anybody who might've been inside.

– Det Insp David Murphy

Building destroyed after ram-raiders steal ATM from Whittlesey service station

Ramraiders targeted Delph Service Station in Whittlesey. Credit: Whittlesey North Bank Information Facebook

A service station in Whittlesey has been destroyed after it was targeted by ram-raiders in the early hours of this morning.

Cambridgeshire police were called at 2.55am to reports of a group of men attempting to remove an ATM at Delph Service Station in West Delph.

Petrol station stock room.

A police spokesman said: “It is believed there were four men there, all wearing black clothing, who managed to get away with the ATM.

“It has been reported that there were a number of vehicles used, including two trucks, a forklift and a JCB. A red car, believed to be an Audi was seen to make off in the direction of Thorney/Dog in a Doublet.

“The building has been badly damaged, fire attended to close the station down as not safe.”

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