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Thieves use forklift to steal cash machine containing tens of thousands of pounds

Detectives are appealing for information after thieves steal cash machine. Photo: ITV Border

Detectives are appealing for information after thieves used a forklift to steal a cash machine containing a thousands of pounds.

Police were called to the Coopartive on Annan Road, Gretna, in the early hours of this morning. The industrial Manitou forklife, which is understood to be stolen from a nearby farm, caused extensive damage to the building.

Three suspects wearing balaclavas fled the scene in a stolen silver Vauxhall Vectra.

The Cooperative where a stolen digger was used to force a cash machine from the wall. Credit: ITV Border

Detectives are currently carrying out extensive enquiries including examining CCTV and speaking to local residents. I would ask anyone living in the area who saw or heard anything suspicious, and is yet to speak to police, to please get in touch.

I would appeal to anyone who saw a forklift or a silver Vectra in the area in the early hours of this morning to please get in touch. I would also ask any motorists with dashcams, or residents with CCTV, to check in case they have captured any footage which could be of significance."

– DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR COLIN BURNIE, DUMFRIES CID

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dumfries CID on 101.