Thieves flee empty-handed after botched attempt to rob Hucknall cash machine

Thieves left empty-handed after their attempt to break into a cash machine in Hucknall went wrong.

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 2:17 pm

Police were called shortly before 5am this morning (Tuesday) to The Shak, a barber’s shop in High Street after an alarm attached to the machine was triggered.

Suspects were heard trying to force their way into it before fleeing the scene empty-handed before officers arrived.

Tools, including an angle grinder, were left at the scene and will now be examined by detectives investigating what happened.

Thieves targeted this cash machine on Hucknall High Street on Tuesday morning

Detective Sergeant Matthew Dumbrell, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a brazen heist carried out by some very determined criminals.

“Unsurprisingly their activities triggered an alarm and they clearly didn’t fancy sticking around to explain their actions to the police.

“We are, however determined to catch up with them and have been conducting extensive searches in the local area.

“We would also like to speak to any potential witnesses who may have been in the western end of Hucknall High Street in the early hours of this morning – particularly anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the area.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 76 of 14 September.

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