Police have made an arrest in connection with the theft of a cash machine from the wall of a Pocklington supermarket and some related offences.
A digger is said to have been used to ram into the Co-operative store, on George Street, and rip the cash machine from the wall. The incident happened at about 1.45am on 8 January.
Humberside Police have charged a suspect with similar connected offences.
Pocklington and Goole Sergeant Ryan Reed said: “An arrest was made in connection with this offence and some related offences. A suspect has been charged with similar connected offences but the wider investigation continues.”
He added: “The person in question was arrested for what we call hanoi burglary, which involves burglary with a view to stealing cars. This was from within the East Riding. It is strongly believed that this sort of crime is often a preparation to use that vehicle in other crimes. The male in question has been charged with the hanoi style incidents. Possible links to the wider matters are being explored.”
It is believed the cash machine was removed from the wall of the Co-operative shop and placed into the rear of a white jeep or pick-up type truck before being driven away in the direction of the police station and out of Pocklington. A second jeep or pick-up type truck in black was also in the area at the time.
This was the latest in a series of cash machine thefts in the area. In June last year, thieves also used a JCB to steal a cash machine from a petrol station in Dunnington.
A JCB was also used to rip a cash machine from the wall of a bank in South Cave last February.