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Cash machine ram raid caught on CCTV

This is the moment a group of ram raiders wrenched a cash machine containing £100,000 from a Birmingham shop.

Now Taron McAuley, 22, has been jailed for nearly five years for his part in the theft.

The gang used two stolen Land Rovers to drag the free-standing machine from One Mobile in Balsall Heath at around 11pm on March 1 this year.

The group can be seen repeatedly reversing one of the 4x4s into the Edward Street shop in blizzard-like conditions - using the vehicle as a battering ram.

They are then seen dragging the ATM machine outside using one of the stolen Land Rovers.

But they left empty-handed after fleeing the scene when police arrived.

Taron McAuley and the ATM. Credit: West Midlands Police

One of the cars, driven by McAuley, reversed and rammed two police cars before hitting a lamppost following the incident.

He ran from the car and hid from officers but was found shortly after and arrested.

Police found the machine and the stolen cars in Goodby Road, Moseley.

This is the moment a group of ram raiders dragged a cash machine containing £100,000 from a Birmingham shop. Credit: West Midlands Police

DC Louise Davies, West Midlands Police, said: "McAuley was part of a gang who used stolen high-powered cars who went to great lengths to try and get away with the stolen cash machine.

"His actions were reckless and put many others in danger as the road conditions that evening were treacherous."

His actions were reckless and put many others in danger as the road conditions that evening were treacherous.

– DC Louise Davies, West Midlands Police

McAuley, of York Road, Hall Green, pleaded guilty to burglary but pleaded not guilty to handling stolen goods and driving dangerously.

He was found guilty by a jury and sentenced to four years and eight months for all three offences at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday (September 19).