NATIONAL: Ram-raiders use JCB to tear down front of high street bank and steal cash machine
RAIDERS used a digger to tear down the facade of a high street bank and steal a cash machine.Â
Police said '˜significant damage'Â had been done to the Barclays Bank in Olney, Milton Keynes, during the early-morning raid today.
Officers were called to the scene on High Street at about 3.05am following reports that aÂ JCBÂ had been used to force entry to the bank.
Thames Valley Police closed the road while the building was assessed for safety.
Investigating officer inspector Kellie Smith said: '˜This road closure is in place for the safety of the public.
'˜We are aware this will cause disruption this morning as it is a main route in Olney and we will work with our partners to partially re-open the road as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.'
On Friday, an ATM was stolen in Clanfield after thieves used a stolen forklift to plough into a Co-op.Â
Nearby residents said the sceneÂ was like a '˜war zone'.Â