Digger used to rob ATM from newsagent

A digger was used by thieves to steal a cash machine from a newsagent on the main street of a village in South Lanarkshire.

A Photo of the scene. Picture: TWITTER/@DIVADNOODLUM
A Photo of the scene. Picture: TWITTER/@DIVADNOODLUM

Police confirmed that they were called to the shop in the village of Forth after the ATM was pulled from the wall of the shop, which was identified as a local newsagent.

The incident has caused Main Street to be closed, with a diversion in place.

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A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called at 4.10am today to a report of an ATM theft at a newsagent on Main Street, Forth.

“A digger was left at the scene, and the culprits left in a car. There was damaged caused to the building as a result, and the street is currently taped off.

“Building control officers are in attendance to assess the damage and local diversions are in place.”