Men released on police bail after ATM theft using JCB

The wrecked HSBC bank in South Cave.
The wrecked HSBC bank in South Cave.

Three men have been released on police bail in connection with the theft of a cash machine in South Cave, which was ripped from the wall of a bank using a JCB digger.

Police have launched an investigation after the digger was rammed into the HSBC bank, on Market Place, and the cash machine stolen last Friday just before 3am.

It was transported away from the scene in two black vehicles.

The vehicles are believed to have travelled away from the area in the direction of the A63. Three men, aged 23, 26 and 27, were arrested on Rawcliffe Road, Airmyn after they were seen by officers leaving a silver vehicle at around 3.24am. The 23 and 26-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of theft and taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. The 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft, taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and possessing a class b drug, cannabis. They have all been released on police bail until a date in May pending further enquiries. Numerous police enquiries are on-going following the incident, however detectives would like to speak to any witnesses who have information about the incident itself and the two vehicles movements following the theft. They would also like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious around the cash machine in the days prior to the theft. Police are aware of other similar incidents in the Yorkshire region and are trying to establish whether there are any links to this incident. The public are urged to remain vigilant in areas where there are cash machine’s and report any suspicious behaviour to the police on 101, especially in rural locations. Anyone with information that may assist the police investigation are urged to call 101, quoting log 43 of 27/02/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.