Digger used to rob ATM from newsagent

A Photo of the scene. Picture: TWITTER/@DIVADNOODLUM
A Photo of the scene. Picture: TWITTER/@DIVADNOODLUM
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A digger was used by thieves to steal a cash machine from a newsagent on the main street of a village in South Lanarkshire.

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.

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.”