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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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

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