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ATM contents stolen in Innerleithen ram-raid incident

The incident happened on Ballantyne Street at around 4.20am Photo: ITV Border

A stolen 4x4 vehicle has been driven into a building in Innerleithen, where an ATM machine was pulled from the premises and its contents taken.

The incident happened on Ballantyne Street at around 4.20am on Monday 4 September.

The vehicle travelled down Horsebrough Street and onto the A7 travelling north.

A number of vehicles on the street were damaged with debris left on the road.

A small part of the B709; George Street and Ballantyne Street, Innerleithen, are closed while police continue their investigation.

It is hoped that the roads will begin to reopen by 11am today.

The stolen vehicle is believed to have travelled north towards Edinburgh and was last seen in the Mayfield area of Midlothian.

It is described as a grey 4x4 Land Rover with the registration plate SP08 HFA and was stolen from an address in Bathgate on 4 September.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident:

This is a serious crime that has amounted to damage to the premises and local road closures which will unfortunately have an impact on the local community.

I am keen to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the Innerleithen area during the early hours of Monday morning, or who has seen the vehicle since.

Three men are believed to have been involved in the theft and were seen in the vehicle on Ballantyne Street shortly before the ram-raid.

Anyone with further information or who can help us identify the persons involved should contact police immediately.”

– Detective Constable Steven Irvine, Community Investigation Unit

Anyone with information should contact Galashiels CID on 101 and quote incident number 358 of 4 September or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.