Tractor used to steal cash machine at village newsagents

A tractor was used to steal a cash machine from outside the McColls store in Holme-on-Spalding Moor.
A tractor was used to steal a cash machine from outside the McColls store in Holme-on-Spalding Moor.

Thieves used a stolen tractor to rip a cash machine from the wall of a village newsagents.

The cash machine was stolen from the McColls store on High Street, Holme-on-Spalding Moor, this morning (1 April).

Police received a call shortly after 2.30am today from a member of the public reporting the incident.

A teleloader - a tractor with a lifting arm - stolen from a local farm, was used to remove the cash machine.

The ATM was then taken from the scene in a vehicle described as a black pick-up.

A spokesman for Humberside Police said: “Initial inquiries have been conducted at the scene and enquiries are ongoing today.”

Anyone with information should call 101 referring to log 22 of Friday 1 April or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

This is the latest in a series of cash machine thefts in the area. Thieves used a digger to steal a cash machine from the wall of a Co-operative store, on George Street, Pocklington in January this year.

In June last year, thieves also used a JCB to steal a cash machine from a petrol station in Dunnington, and a JCB was also used to rip a cash machine from the wall of a bank in South Cave last February.