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Cash machine stolen in Witham ram raid

Police on the scene in Witham Credit: Jay Blatchford

Ram raiders used a Toyota to steal the cash machine from the front of a shop in Essex.

Police were called to Honeysuckle Stores in Witham around 2.10am today, November 13.

A Toyota Rav4 was used to ram the shop before three people - all with their faces covered and wearing hoodies - were seen getting into two other cars and fleeing.

They headed in the direction of Flora Road in what is thought to have been an Audi four-wheel drive and a Mercedes.

Police were on the scene within six minutes and searched the area using a helicopter.

Officers have appealed for CCTV and dashcam footage.

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Police investigating spate of robberies in Witham

A taxi driver was targeted outside Witham Station Credit: ITV News

Police believe three robberies in Witham, Essex last week may be linked.

Two taxi drivers were reportedly targeted by men with a claw hammer on Wednesday February 7.

The men, wearing balaclavas, demanded money from a driver outside the town’s railway station in the early hours of the morning. A second driver was approached at Teak Walk 15 minutes later.

The third robbery took place that evening when three men attacked a man on the footpath between Guithavon Road and Highfields Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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